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34th Kagyu Monlam Torma-making

In February 2017 the Kagyu Monlam torma artists were creating their artworks. Enjoy the slideshow:

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Tsechu film (Lama Dance at Ralang)

On 10th May, 2014 H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche presided over the
GARCHEN TSECHU CHENMO, (Sacred Ritual Lama Dance with full Costumes and Masks),
 with Tulkus, Lamas, Monks and Nuns from Densa Palchen Chosling Monastery performing. [Check out the torma at 3:47]

At Densa Palchen Chosling Monastery, Ralang, South Sikkim, India

 

 

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A Dazzling Visual Feast of Butter Sculpture Celebrates the Kalachakra Teachings and Empowerment in Bodhgaya, India

The Tormas created for the Kalachakra are currently on display beneath the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, India, January 2012
The Organizing Committee Banner for the 14th Dalai Lama's 32nd Kalachakra Initiation

The amazing butter sculptures displayed below were created by the Gyuto and Gyudmed monks for the Kalachakra teachings and initiation currently taking place in Bodhgaya. They depict the Seventeen Nalanda Masters: Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Buddhapalita, Bhavaviveka, Chandrakirti, Shantideva, Shantarakshita, Kamalashila, Asanga, Vasubandhu, Dignaga, Dharmakirti, Arya Vimuktisena, Haribhadra, Gunaprabha, Shakyaprabha, and Atisha; Green Tara, White Tara, the Buddha Sakyamuni, Milarepa, the Dalai Lama, Tsongkhapa, and various other deities.

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H.H. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Teachings: “The Middling Stages of Meditation”

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
22nd — 23rd April, 2011

The event was hosted by The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, a not for profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization established with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to His Holiness in 1989. Gyalwang Karmapa taught for three sessions exploring themes from Acharya Kamalashila’s text The Middling Stages of Meditation, and answering general questions from the audience.

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Wax Butter Color Palette

This clip shows the color palette used by one of the torma artists working in Bodhgaya on the Kagyu Monlam tormas.

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Permanent torma made from clay

6-arm Mahakala torma made of clay

This unfinished 6-arm Mahakala (Chagdrupa) torma* is made out of clay in the Shangpa Kagyu style. This was probably made from a natural, air-dry clay.

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*Note this torma was made by the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche.