Beautiful Bronze Statue of the Third Karmapa from Tibet, XIX- XX century
Size: 29cm high, 21cm wide, 16cm deep, 2.5kg weight
Very good condition.
Object literature: The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339) was one of the most important figures in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu Buddhist lineage. The education and training of the third Karmapa began at the age of seven, when he received the novice ordination from Lama Kunden Sherab and his formal enthronement as the Karmapa at the Tsurphu monastery. For the next eleven years he studied the complete teachings of the Kagyus and Nyingmas in Tsurphu.
Rangjung Dorje then sought out masters of all the Buddhist traditions of the time, studying with, amongst others, Trophu Kunden Sherab and Nyenre Gendun Bum. He also entered into intensive meditation retreats. As a result, he achieved great fame and attracted many disciples. He built monasteries and meditation centres as well as bridges, benefiting his countrymen’s daily life as well as their spiritual life. For posterity, he wrote numerous texts and commentaries, preserving many of the teachings in a form used even today.