The Buddha Dordenma Project is the construction of a 42-meter-tall Shakyamuni Buddha statue (inclusive of lotus) seated on a 20-meter-tall throne in the Kingdom of Bhutan. As an extraordinary opportunity to fulfill the mission of Buddha, Buddha Dordenma (meaning Vajra-throned Buddha) symbolizes peerless virility to bestow blessings, peace, and happiness on the whole world.

This Buddha Dordenma activity was prophesied in a terma of Guru Padmasambhava and found by Terton Dorje Lingpa. Terma is a sacred treasure kept by Guru which has been destined to be revealed in the future time by tertons for the benefits of future generations. When the time has come, tertons who are the reincarnations of holy beings will appear, carry out, and support the activity.