Here is an excerpt from a talk given by the Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya in 2009 where he discussed the tormas: “Also, we have expanded a number of the features of the site where we are holding the twenty-sixth Kagyu Monlam, including the main gates…
http://www.kagyumonlam.org/English/News/Report/Report_20091224_3.html December 24, 2009, Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, report by Michele Martin; photos taken by Karma Lekcho and Karma Norbu.
Here are some great photos of His Holiness and Kagyu Rinpoches taken at the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo in 2009, while we were filming there. These photos were taken by cinematographer Ko Jung-Fa.
The large, triangular, red torma (l) and the black “activity aspect of the protector” torma (r) were placed beside each other in the shrine room for the duration of the Mahakala pujas. Once the dances started, they were brought outside separately on consecutive days….
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