Commemoration engraving on a large boulder for a Bhutanese Monastery.

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This is the seven line prayer  to Guru Rinpoche, an Indian master from the 8th century. It took a month to carve from beginning to end on a single boulder within the grounds of the Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Labrang, a small monastery complex in Paro, Bhutan. Text of any kind is considered precious within Tibetan Buddhism and it is important not to sit or walk upon letters. It was therefore imperative to be very careful with the positioning of my body whilst carving. My daughter and the stray dogs around had no such concepts and the monks would often have to rescue one or the other from creating ‘bad karma’!

This stone was made to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s activities.