Tsewang Dorji crafting new Buddha statue for Palyul Foundation of Canada

Palyul Foundation of Canada has commissioned Toronto-based Bhutanese artist Tsewang Dorji to craft a new Buddha image, now in progress.

Lion’s Roar Staff22 September 2014

Palyul Foundation of Canada, which maintains Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong, a 350-acre tem­ple and retreat facil­ity in Ontario, has commissioned Toronto-based Bhutanese artist Tsewang Dorji to craft a new Buddha image, now in progress. The face, body, and legs are now at a work-intensive polishing stage. According to Dorji, the clay is first smoothed to a very fine finish and then allowed to dry, during which time it develops fine cracks that then must be repaired and repolished, taking many months. The artist will soon be adding the hands and lotus petals. The project is slated for completion in spring 2015.

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Lion s Roar Staff

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