A symbol of diamond light of Awakening shining in all directions, the Vajra Temple was completed in 1992 and rises 108 feet high in the western direction of the mandala. Its crystalline walls surround 108,000 golden Padmasambhava ten-inch high statues. Vajra Temple is Tarthang Tulku’s gift for the West to evoke the blessings of the Vajra Guru that will sustain the Dharma in a new land.