Our partly gilded Dolma statue portrays the most popular embodiment of the Tara bodhisattva. Although there are 21 other embodiments of Tara, Dolma/Green Tara has captured the most attention from devotees. Dolma encourages Buddhists to be free of dogmatic habits. Additionally, she has vowed to remain a bodhisattva until there are more female Buddhas. Indeed, the Dalai Lama has called her the world’s first feminist.
However, our Dolma statue is suited for all devotees. Therefore, her attributes are universal and she wishes to relieve the suffering of all sentient life. She has a very close affiliation with Avalokiteshvara who is known as the “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. They have both sworn to forgo becoming a Buddha until their vows have been completed.
Dolma Statue Features
This statue is adorned with the bodhisattva crown and jewels embedded with lovely turquoise and red coral stones. Additionally, our artisans in Nepal used the lost wax sculpting method to create the statue. As a result, the statue is carved with exquisite detail and partly gilded in 24K pure gold. The statue also features a hand painted face which gives our Dolma statue life like expression. Because of their high quality work, the Nepali artisans have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries.
Dolma is depicted using both the Varada and the Abhaya mudra. These two Buddhist mudras represent gift giving and fearlessness. Additionally, she is shown here with 2 lotus flowers that blossom over her shoulders. The lotus is a symbol for devotees to strive for enlightenment. Click here to learn more about the Tara bodhisattva.