In February 2017 the Kagyu Monlam torma artists were creating their artworks. Enjoy the slideshow:
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,… Continue Reading “Tsechu film (Lama Dance at Ralang)”
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… Continue Reading “A Dazzling Visual Feast of Butter Sculpture Celebrates the Kalachakra Teachings and Empowerment in Bodhgaya, India”
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… Continue Reading “H.H. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Teachings: “The Middling Stages of Meditation””
This clip shows the color palette used by one of the torma artists working in Bodhgaya on the Kagyu Monlam tormas.
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. *Note this torma was made by the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche.
Amchok Metok is the name of a particularly beautiful decoration that looks like a flower and is used on the large butter sculptures that grace the shrine during the International Kagyu Monlam. Metok means flower and Amchok perhaps refers to the region of Tibet where this type of flower… Continue Reading “Amchok Metok Gyens and the Nuns who Made Them”
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: