Statue Filling Workshop

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Buddha statues can provide an anchor for our meditation space and Dharma practice, and are a source of profound blessings for the people of this world. Even for non-Buddhists, simply looking at a statue of Buddha will bless their mind and sow the seeds of future happiness. For Buddhists, one of the commitments of going for refuge is to regard any image of a Buddha as an actual Buddha. It is therefore important that statues ​are properly prepared and filled correctly.

Filling statues with mantras and precious substances is a very beautiful spiritual activity that creates the cause to become “filled with realizations”. Filling a statue correctly causes merit to accumulate for as long as the statue exists. Participants in this workshop have the opportunity to learn the entire process of filling a statue in a qualified way according to the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition.​

Participants should bring their own statue to fill. Contact the Education Program Coordinator at education@meditateinseattle.org for options to participate without a statue. Please bring the materials and supplies listed below.

Space is limited – register soon!
Cost: $95 if registered by February 10th, includes most materials (bring your own statue).
$110 for registration after February 10th.

Onsite accommodations are available – contact the Administrative Director at admin@meditateinseattle.org for more information.


Pre-register by February 10 for discounted pricing




Thursday, February 22
7:00-9:00pm

Friday, February 23
8:40-10:10am
10:30am-12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00-2:30pm
2:50-4:20pm

Saturday, February 24
8:40-10:10am
10:30am-12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00-2:30pm
2:50-4:20pm

MATERIALS TO BRING
– Statue no more than 13″ in height
– Hammer
– Flathead screwdriver (long enough to get into the crown of the statue)
– Headlamp or flashlight
– Dust mask
– Protective eye wear
– Work gloves

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
(206) 526-9565

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