A Sampling of Tormas from Various Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh–Part 3

These pictures were taken during the pre-Losar protector pujas at Tashi Jong Monastery in Himachal Pradesh. Tashi Jong Monastery belongs to the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage, and is famous for its highly realized yogis (called Togdens) and beautiful tormas. Photos by Karma Tashi Tsering

Tashi Jong Monastery

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A Sampling of Tormas from Various Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh–Part 2

These pictures were taken at Sherab Ling Monastery near Bir during the Mahakala pujas before Losar. Photos by Karma Tashi Tsering

A Sampling of Tormas from Various Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh–Part 1

These torma pictures were taken at Dzongsar Khyentse’s Monastery in Chauntra near Bir. The tormas are in the Sakya style. Photos by Karma Tashi Tsering

A Mother’s Love–Swayambhu

Here is a clip from our trip to Nepal last February.

Filmed by Ko Jung-Fa and edited by Cynthia Chao

Fire Puja at Gyuto

A large fire puja took place at Gyuto Monastery last night, in which tormas were burned and the year’s obscurations and negativities completely eradicated.

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Tormas at Gyuto Monastery: the Gelukpa Tradition

Today at Gyuto Monastery the Gelukpa monks were preparing tormas for a special three day puja called Jang Kar that starts tomorrow. Their tormas are quite different from the Kagyu tradition’s tormas.  See gallery below:

India must apologise to the Karmapa Lama: India–Shobhan Saxena : TOI Blogs

Shobhan Saxena 18 February 2011, 12:25 AM IST  68

India must apologise to the Karmapa Lama Since in the age of 24×7 TV channels facts are not sacrosanct and the only things that matter are screaming headlines, half-baked truths and ill-informed opinions, let me begin with two facts. First, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has given a clean chit to the Karmapa Lama in the seizure of foreign currency from ‘his’ monastery in Hiamchal. And the second fact: HP chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has refused to comment on the clean chit to the Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, from the Central agencies which looked into the alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act by the Tibetan leader. “Karmapas name in any way is not involved in any land related cases. Neither there are any cases against some particular monastery person,” said Dhumal in front of reporters in Dharamsala on Thursday.

via India must apologise to the Karmapa Lama : India : Shobhan Saxena : TOI Blogs.

Excellent Article from Karmapa Supporters Blog

The Dogs Bark and the Caravans Move On

February 13, 2011 in week in review | Tags: Karmapa, journalism, review | Leave a comment

The Week in Review

The media firestorm burnt itself out this week. In mid-fantasy, somebody turned on a bright light to shake up the adrenalin junkies and inject sanity into sensationalism.

via Karmapa Supporters.

New film by Dzongsar Kyentse Rinpoche

Vara – preview of Jamyang Kyentse Rinpoche’s new film

from Bhutan Observer

February 8, 2011

Thimphu: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s third feature film is set to be refreshingly different. Unlike his two previous films – The Cup and Travellers and Magicians – Vara, meaning blessing or boon in Sanskrit, will have a cast of professional actors, some of whom are well-known Bollywood actors.

Based on the novel Blood and Tears by the celebrated Indian poet and novelist, Sunil Gan-gopadhyay, the film will be in Hindi medium. Some of the potential lead actors include Imran Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Shahana Goswami, Mamatha Bhukya, and Padmapriya Janakiraman.

read more here….

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