This video of the Sang puja at KTD in Jan. 2014 was created by Jason Peterson.
THE LIVES OF THE KARMAPAS “In honor of the Karmapa 900 celebration, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will be recounting the biographies of the Karmapas throughout the year. Beginning with Dusum Khyenpa, Rinpoche transmits his deep devotion for each of the Karmapa reincarnations as he describes… Continue Reading “The Lives of the Karmapas: Teachings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche”
The three gektors indicate peaceful means, the three changbus, wrathful means, and the three butterlamps are extremely wrathful means. All of the negativities of the deceased will be burned in the form of the scorpion made of black sesame seeds. Below is a video clip… Continue Reading “The Amitabha Jangchok Tormas and Ritual (video)”
In a couple of weeks, from May 15-17, the annual Amitabha Retreat will take place at Day Den Shing, the Columbarium at Karme Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York. On the third day, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche will perform the Jangchok, a special ceremony… Continue Reading “Amitabha Jangchok Puja and the Importance of Choosing a Proper Burial Site”
The term permanent torma refers to tormas left on the shrine for an extended period. Usually these are made out of precious metals, wood, clay or synthetic materials. As an example I’ve posted a few photos of the tormas in the Columbarium at Karme Ling Retreat Center. These… Continue Reading “Permanent tormas in the Columbarium”
Each spring at the site of the Columbarium at Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, New York, a special three-day Amitabha puja is held to benefit the living and deceased. On the last day, a Jangchok puja is performed by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and… Continue Reading “Amitabha Jangchok Tormas”