This is a good article by Marianne Marstrand on tsa-tsas. Marianne was part of the team who made the tsa-tsas for the Tashi Gomang Stupa in Crestone under the guidance of the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.
Marianne Marstrand will be at KTD July 20-22, 2012, for the first-ever Tsa-Tsa Retreat. It will include teachings on tsa-tsas by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, a hands-on workshop led by Lama Karma Chopal, and a screening of “Eye of the Land,” a film about the creation of the Tashi Gomang Stupa. Marianne is part of the “stupa team” that made tsa-tsas for the famous Tashi Gomang Stupa in Crestone, Colorado. She is featured in the film and will answers questions afterwards.
We began making the tsa-tsas needed for the Tashi Gomang Stupa around 1991, about five years before its completion. The 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, who inspired and initiated the construction of the Tashi Gomang Stupa on HH Karmapa’s land, advised the stupa team* to make at least 100,000 of the 2 ½-inch plaster tsa-tsas to be placed within the 42-foot stupa. A small group of us met two days…
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