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Torma Master Lama Choenyi Shares her Torma Techniques

Lama Choenyi is a highly skilled torma artist and is responsible for many of the fancy tormas used at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the North American seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa,  in Woodstock, New York. She recently sat down with me and graciously agreed to… Continue Reading “Torma Master Lama Choenyi Shares her Torma Techniques”

The 16th Nepal Kagyu Monlam, Featuring Special Tormas, Concludes Today

Every year after the Tibetan New Year (Losar), the Karma Kagyu Monasteries in Nepal come together to organize a Kagyu Monlam. This year it was hosted by Dilyak Monastery, which is one of the oldest Kagyu Monasteries in Nepal and the seat of Kyabje Dilyak… Continue Reading “The 16th Nepal Kagyu Monlam, Featuring Special Tormas, Concludes Today”

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa’s 2015 US tour will begin soon

The official website for His Holiness the Karmapa’s tour is now live with a schedule of events, up-to-date news and more:

The Kagyu Monlam Torma Report

The annual report on the Kagyu Monlam butter sculptures has just been released by the amazing KM writing team. Check out the article and slideshow here: A Tour of the Tormas and the Altar for the 32nd Kagyu Monlam Chenmo.

Amitabha tormas

An elaborate shrine was set up for KTD’s annual winter Amitabha retreat. Here are some photos:

Recent News from Bodhgaya

Torma Artists Karma Samten and Karma Wangchuk have written from Bodhgaya where they go every year to create beautiful works of art for the Kagyu Monlam torma display. They shared some of their recent activities with the Torma Film crew. Karma Samten sent photos of some of his latest… Continue Reading “Recent News from Bodhgaya”

The Torma film is here!

We are very happy to announce the completion of the film, Torma. It has been quite a journey to arrive at this point because every stage of the production has had its own challenges and rewards. We offer sincere gratitude to the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje for guiding… Continue Reading “The Torma film is here!”

Torma Film Begins Post-Production in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Torma Film project is pleased to announce it has entered the post-production phase. We were lucky to be introduced to editor, producer and post-production supervisor, Georg Peter Muller from Living Films in Chiang Mai, Thailand (www.livingfilms.com). Georg is one of the firm’s founding… Continue Reading “Torma Film Begins Post-Production in Chiang Mai, Thailand”

Gyaltsab Rinpoche performs the Red Crown Ceremony

On May 10, 2014 Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche performed the Red Crown Ceremony and granted the long life empowerment of Kunchok Chidu.  

Large shalzes created for the Grand Puja of the Thirteen Mandalas of Marpa’s Tradition

These large shalzes were created for the Grand Puja of the Thirteen Mandalas of the Marpa Tradition, held at Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche’s monastery, Ralang Palchen Chosling, in March 2014. Wax butter gyens mounted on shalze-shaped wooden boards over six feet tall, comprise an elaborate… Continue Reading “Large shalzes created for the Grand Puja of the Thirteen Mandalas of Marpa’s Tradition”

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