The Family is able to consecrate statues, thangka paintings and vases. Many practitioners in the West don’t realize that rupas need to be filled and empowered in order to be of benefit. As Lady Konchok always says, “not statue, not art.” An empty rupa can actually provide a home for malevolence. When Lama Pegyal came to this country, he saw that Shambhala Centers sometimes had empty rupas. He thought he should offer to empower them to keep malevolent energies or “demons” from nesting inside the empty figure.
There are different ways to empower a rupa – basic, intermediate, and advanced. When Lama Pegyal started to empower rupas with mantras he noticed that people used rupas to support their practice. For this reason he only does advanced embodiments on rupas. He fills each rupa with mantras for that deity together with sacred substances. The substances include body, speech and mind pills from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s monastery, crushed stone from sacred places in Tibet – dirt from around Mount Kailash and sand with gold in it from the waters of Tso Mapham Yutso, as well as relics from the blessed land of the buddhas. Once filled, the rupa is consecrated by the practice of Trus Chok Dawai Dhutsi (Supreme Bath Moon Nectar). As the main deity, Vajrasattva is asked to purify mistakes or dissolve stains.
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