The statue at Samye is no longer there. That does not prevent us from placing statues of Padmasambhava in other places. For a base cost of USD $10,000., we can have a thirteen foot statue cast. The photograph above depicts one such statue in place in California. If anybody wants to help me with the statue, I will provide the land. Instead of sitting around bemoaning fate, vowing reprisal, and generally encouraging negativity, why don't we really embrace Guru Rinpoche's teachings and do something positive?