Jotidhamma Bhikkhu, Upasaka Culadasa’s teacher, and Brian Harris have offered this Buddha rupa as a donation to Culadasa and his dharma community. The statue was brought from Thailand by Jotidhamma and Brian (Jotidhamma’s assistant for over 40 years) in 1975.
Culadasa is deeply moved by this gift, and in a letter to the Dharma Treasure Board said, “…their offering of it to us at this time is the most powerful affirmation of the sangha we are building and the work we are doing together that I could have ever imagined.”
This remarkable 500 lb. statue now resides at the meditation yurt in Cochise Stronghold, AZ, USA.
Note: For more information about Jotidhamma Bhikkhu, please see Culadasa’s lineage.
For more information about Brian Harris, please visit: Brian Harris Photography.