Month: May 2011

Wax Butter Color Palette

This clip shows the color palette used by one of the torma artists working in Bodhgaya on the Kagyu Monlam tormas.

The Lives of the Karmapas: Teachings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

THE LIVES OF THE KARMAPAS “In honor of the Karmapa 900 celebration, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will be recounting the biographies of the Karmapas throughout the year. Beginning with Dusum Khyenpa, Rinpoche transmits his deep devotion for each of the Karmapa reincarnations as he describes…

Satyajit Ray’s “Sikkim” to premiere on Chogyal’s birth anniversary

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011 SAGAR CHHETRIGANGTOK: After a wait of 40 years, Satyajit Ray’s only work never to have been officially premiered, his documentary film, ‘Sikkim’, is now finally ready for its world premiere; the date aptly set for 04 April, coinciding with the…

The Amitabha Jangchok Tormas and Ritual (video)

The three gektors indicate peaceful means, the three changbus, wrathful means, and the three butterlamps are extremely wrathful means.  All of the negativities of the deceased will be burned in the form of the scorpion made of black sesame seeds. Below is a video clip…

Permanent torma made from clay

This unfinished 6-arm Mahakala (Chagdrupa) torma* is made out of clay in the Shangpa Kagyu style. This was probably made from a natural, air-dry clay. *Note this torma was made by the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche.

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