Month: November 2012

Karmapa Inspects the Tormas

The Karmapa made a surprise visit to the Bhutanese Temple on November 28 to inspect the progress of the torma artists. The following tormas are in various stages of completion:

Connecting with other filmmakers in Bodhgaya

One always meets the most interesting and stimulating people around His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa and this year is no exception. Guy Reid, Christof Freitas, and Steve Kennedy are the very talented filmmakers of Planetary Collective who were in Bodhgaya to interview the Karmapa for their…

Butter Sculpture in Bodhgaya (cont.)

Lama Sangye, Torma Master Working in Bodhgaya, November 2012

I’m in Bodhgaya now and yesterday I went to check on the progress of the torma artists. The first person I saw was Lama Sangye and he is hard at work on two tormas, a Mahakala torma called Jugon and an Ekajati torma. He…

Torma Artists are Gathering in Bodhgaya to Create New Kagyu Monlam Tormas

Months have passed and the time has rolled around again for the torma artists to gather in Bodhgaya and create their magic. Last year’s tormas are still inside Tergar Monastery. It’s interesting to see how well these fragile artworks have survived the elements here…

Dzongsar Monlam Tormas

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