Jowo Shakyamuni

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The Jowo Shakyamuni or Jowo Rinpoche (T. jo bo rin po che ཇོ་བོ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་) is a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni that was brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng of China, on the occasion of her marraige to King Songtsen Gampo. Together with the Jowo Mikyö Dorje, it is one of the most sacred statues in Tibet.

The Jowa Shakyamuni is currently housed in the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet.

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