Created Nirmanakaya: Statues, Thankgas and Scriptures

The Buddha’s Body, Speech and Mind are often referred to as the “Three Bodies of the Buddha” and are called “Nirmanakaya” (form body), “Samboghakaya,” (majestic body), and “Dharmakaya” (Wisdom body). Artwork used in Tibetan altars and temples symbolize these three bodies of the Buddha and provide inspiration for practitioners. What is the function of Buddhist images and sacred spaces, and what is the benefit of sponsoring them? Lama Kathy will talk about the concept of “created Nirmanakaya,” and how the Buddha manifests wisdom and compassion in the world through art.