Month: April 2010

The tormas created for the 26th Kagyu Monlam commemorate the great masters of all four lineages

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…

27th Kagyu Monlam Special Report — The Tormas

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.

Karmapa and Rinpoches at the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo in Bodhgaya, January 2009

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.

Tormas and Lama Dances at Benchen Monastery in February, 2010

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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