His Holiness The Dalai Lama Statue




In October 2018, Land of Enlightened Wisdom's Spiritual Director, Geshe Tenzin Sherap commissioned Tibetan Master Artist, Kalsang Lodoe Oshoe to build a three foot statue of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for its shrine room.  






He began working with a combination of clay and paper to create the statue of His Holiness Dalai Lama. The sculpture made of clay, in accordance with the traditional specifications, is filled with religious scrolls brought from India.   The statue of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, created by the Master Tibetan Artist Kalsang Oshoe was blessed on December 02, 2018 and be placed in the shrine room at the Pomona center.





Mr. Oshoe is one of the few highly accomplished Tibetan sculptors and artists trained in the rigorous artistic traditions of classic Tibetan fine arts.  The cultural heritages from which these traditions spring from have become lost in Tibet proper since the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959.  However, they have been kept alive in the thriving refugee communities in India.


Master Artist Mr. Oshoe, based in Dharamsala for the past 20 years, has established one of the only schools to pass on these rare and unique traditional art forms.  For the past decade, His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself has commissioned many works, both paintings and sculptures from him. 


The Creation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Statue Part 1 
by Master Tibetan Artist, Kalsang Oshoe

The Creation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Statue Part 2 
by Master Tibetan Artist, Kalsang Oshoe


Mr. Oshoe has been commissioned to create Buddhist sculptures internationally  in Japan,   Europe and the United States.  He completed a three year project of a 25 ft statue in Japan and has  created the Lord Buddha Shayamuni and Arya Tara Statues in the Land of Enlighened Prayer Hall.  You can view Mr Oshoe's Thangka painting, shown at the Johnson Museum of Art.


Thank you Kalsang-la for your kindness to the center and dharma friends