Video record of the Gold Bronze Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Statue
About the Temple
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS) is a spiritual sanctuary in urban Singapore where one can learn the Buddha’s teachings of wisdom and compassion; practise mindfulness; develop gratitude and bring happiness to all.
Founded in 1921, KMSPKS is one of the first traditional Chinese forest monasteries in Singapore. Today, the monastery sits on 75,470 square metres – equivalent to the size of almost 11 football fields – and is one of the most significant and renowned monasteries in Southeast Asia. Over the years, we have grown dynamically in Dharma propagation, community involvement and religious harmony efforts. Today, we are a community of Buddhists who come together to learn, practise and share the teachings of the Buddha.
Photos: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore
About the Bronze Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Statue
We have been commissioned to make a 4.5meters high cast bronze Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Statue with gold leaf finish in 2019 by the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. It was our pleasure and honor to make the sacred Statue, and we are grateful to have such chance. First our clay sculptors have sculpted a 1:1 scale clay model based on the renderings provided by Temple. After multiple optimizations of the clay model, it has been duplicated into fiberglass model for the further cast process preparation. The Statue was cast in bronze, including the lotus pedestal and staff. Gold leaf is kind of bronze statue finish, which makes the Statue look like gold-made. Now the Statue has been already shipped to Singapore and installed in the Temple. With the sunlight, the gold leaf finish is reflecting and shining in golden color as Buddha’s Light.
Photos: Gold Bronze Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Statue