Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.

Consecration Ceremony

Drepung Loseling Monastery monks will offer a sacred Consecration Ceremony (rab-ne) and we invite you to bring your statues and stupas used for personal devotion and practice, to be consecrated and blessed by the monks.  His Eminence Gaden Tri Rinpoche will offer the final blessing.

Traditionally known as Rab-ne, this ceremony involves intensive preparatory rites and rituals of self-generation and the generation of deities into the material substances that are then used to fill the statues and other sacred objects. Invoking the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas through meditation, mantra and music, grand offerings are made to the enlightened beings and their blessings are drawn and absorbed into the objects of consecration.
Statue Consecration Process
To properly consecrate a statue the DLM monks, prior to the ceremony, will perform the tradition of filling the statue with sacred texts, medicinal herbs and other precious articles. The process involves daily rituals and rites during which the monks chant mantras to prepare them for the statue filling. A consecrated statue can help to clear away obstacles and negative energies from the home and the environment thus acting as a healing energy.
Each statue is filled with sacred text, which is first colored in saffron and tightly wrapped into scrolls individual sized for each statue. Scrolls are placed at the head, throat, heart and abdomen of the statue and then locked into place with medicinal herbs and other precious articles imported from India.
This is a rare opportunity to have your Buddhist statue properly consecrated, a process that, if done individually, would take many hours, possibly days, at a substantial cost.
Request for Statue Consecration
If you have a statue(s) that is between 6” and 18” tall you can request the monks to fill and consecrate it for the fees listed below.  Please drop off your statue with your payment and completed form on Tuesday October 26, 2010 between 6 PM – 8 PM.   All statues will be tagged with a number and will be picked up after the ceremony.  We will let you know when they are available for pick up which we anticipate to be no later than mid-November.
If you have a statue that is already filled but has not yet been consecrated or wish for it to be re-consecrated, you may drop it off Tuesday October 26, 2010 between 6 PM and 8 PM.
Fees will help us cover the costs of the materials and having them shipped from India and the time to fill the statues. They are as follows:
Statues up to 9”: Members $80 – non-members $95
Statues up to 12”: Members $105 – non-members $125
Statues up to 18”: Members $155 – non-members $180
Statues under 6” – by donation

Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319