Using tormas in one’s daily practices serves a dual purpose: 1) to engage in offering to sublime beings such as deities during rituals, and to practice generosity to sentient beings such as wild animals after the ritual is complete, by tossing the edible tormas outside. Another powerful way to practice generosity to animals is to stop consuming their flesh. In the following interview, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo explains her views on Buddhism and vegetarianism. Click on the link below:
‘When Tibetans think of a place of refuge, they think of India’
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
22nd — 23rd April, 2011
The event was hosted by The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, a not for profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization established with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness in 1989. Gyalwang Karmapa taught for three sessions exploring themes from Acharya Kamalashila’s text The Middling Stages of Meditation, and answering general questions from the audience.