From Kagyu Office: the Website of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa — Preserving a Unique Spiritual Art Form, Gyalwang Karmapa Instructs Torma Makers

December 30, 2011- Sarnath, Varanasi.

His Holiness the Karmapa today addressed a group of 80 butter sculptors, including monks and nuns from over 35 monasteries and nunneries. Tibetan butter sculptures, sometimes loosely referred to tormas, are ritual cakes typically made of butter and other substances and often beautifully decorated. Each year, His Holiness appoints teams to create a dazzling visual feast of such images of buddhas, bodhisattvas and other holy beings.

via Kagyu Office: the Website of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa.

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