Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
 
 
Statue Filling & Consecration
By the Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery
Consecration Ceremony (Rab-Ne)
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 6:30 pm

In-Person and via Livestream
 
 

Drepung Loseling Monastery monks will offer traditional filling of statues and stupas followed by a sacred Consecration Ceremony (rab-ne) in-person and via Livestream. We invite you to bring your statues and stupas used for personal devotion and practice, to be consecrated and blessed by the monks.

     
     
Traditionally known as Zung-drub 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.  
   

If you do not have a statue already at home, we have a limited quantity of unfilled statues in the DLM Gift Shop for purchase. Some examples are featured above.

 
 
 
 
 
Statue Filling & 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 Filling & Consecration

 

Only hollow statues may be filled. All statues sent in for filling must have a removable covering base plate or stopper to keep the consecration materials inside. 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 Statue Filling & Consecration/Waiver request form at our administrative office downstairs by Thursday, August 24, 2023 on one of the following days and times:

 
          Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
          Sundays: 10:00 am – Noon
 
All statues will be tagged with a number and will be available for pick-up after the ceremony.
All statues must be collected no later than Sunday, September 17, 2023.
 
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 during the above listed dates and times by donation.
 
The below fees will help us cover the costs of the materials, having them shipped from India, and the time to fill the statues. They are as follows:
 
      Statues under 6”  :  by donation
      Statues up to 9”   :  $95 (members $80)
      Statues up to 12” :  $125 (members $105)
      Statues up to 18” :  $180 (members $155)
 
If your statue is taller than 18”, please call or email the Admin Office for separate arrangements at 404-982-0051 or center@drepung.org.
 
 
Shipping Your Statue

 

If you need to ship your statue for filling and/or consecration, please click here to download Shipping Instructions Form and complete the form and waiver.

Make sure that we will receive your statue no later than Thursday, August 24, 2023.

If you have any questions, you can call 404-982-0051 (M-F 11am - 6pm ET)

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
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