The 16th Nepal Kagyu Monlam, Featuring Special Tormas, Concludes Today

Every year after the Tibetan New Year (Losar), the Karma Kagyu Monasteries in Nepal come together to organize a Kagyu Monlam. This year it was hosted by Dilyak Monastery, which is one of the oldest Kagyu Monasteries in Nepal and the seat of Kyabje Dilyak Dabsang Rinpoche.

Kyabje Dabsang Rinpoche (second from right).
Kyabje Dilyak Dabsang Rinpoche, (c) with Ponlop Rinpoche (l) and Dilyak Druppon Rinpoche (r).

Enjoy this gallery of beautiful tormas, created through the blessing of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, featuring the Karma Kagyu Lineage Masters and the new style of flower invented by the Karmapa recently. The tormas were made by Karma Samten and other students of Dilyak Monastery. Photos are courtesy of Karma Samten, a monk from Dilyak who is a master painter and sculptor, and one of the main torma artists responsible for creating the amazing butter sculptures every year for the Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, India.

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