In February 2017 the Kagyu Monlam torma artists were creating their artworks. Enjoy the slideshow:
According to the 2016 North American Kagyu Monlam website: “The chöpöns who have kindly come to Kagyu Thubten Chöling include Karma Wangchuk, a master artist from Rumtek Monastery, seat of the sixteenth Karmapa; and Karma Samten, who was trained at Dilyak Monastery in Nepal.… Continue Reading “2016 North American Kagyu Monlam Tormas”
Twenty-nine year old Tibetan man, Orgyen Trinley Dorje – the 17th Karmapa – is currently on a two-month lecture tour of prestigious US universities, including Harvard, Princeton and Yale. Tickets for all events were immediately sold out. Who is this monk who, after visiting… Continue Reading “Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm | Adele Wilde-Blavatsky”
Here is a video montage featuring excerpts of a talk by His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, in which he explained the significance of the tormas created for the 26th Kagyu Monlam (filmed in Bodhgaya, India in 2009). The text below is followed by… Continue Reading “Karmapa on the significance of the tormas created for the 26th Kagyu Monlam”
This clip shows the color palette used by one of the torma artists working in Bodhgaya on the Kagyu Monlam tormas.
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”
A special report by Michele Martin Check out a detailed and very interesting report on this year’s Kagyu Monlam Butter Sculptures by Michele Martin, complete with slide show, photos and diagrams. Enjoy! http://www.kagyumonlam.org/english/news/Report/Report_20101223_Tormas.html
From “An Interview with the Gyalwang Karmapa, November 29th, 2010” posted on the Kagyu Monlam website (www.kagyumonlam.org): Q. What are the designs and themes of the butter sculptures this year? This year they are in connection with the Karmapa 900 commemoration, thus in the… Continue Reading “The 28th Kagyu Monlam Butter Sculptures”
This informal short film (in 4 parts), chronicles the NAKM torma preparation in July 2010. Edited by Peter Elias and Yeshe Wangmo.