In order to minimize harm caused by possible earthquakes on the West Coast of the USA; two stupas are being built in California and Washington state, under the advice of Rangjung Neljorma Khandro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la). Read More: Stupas to Minimize Harm from the Elements.
Originally posted on KTD Mandala News:
The consecration of the Tashi Gomang Stupa in Crestone. Marianne Marstrand will be at KTD July 20-22, 2012, for the first-ever Tsa-Tsa Retreat. It will include teachings on tsa-tsas by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, a hands-on workshop led by…
Laurence Guy-Lentin made this lovely film about the Losar torma preparation at Mirik Monastery in 2008. Mirik Monastery is in the Darjeeling District of India and was founded by Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche.
This is a wonderful documentary called The Pilgrimage for Active Peace, featuring the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche. Tai Situ Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, and several other Kagyu Lamas went to Italy and met with Benedictine monks and then went to Rome to meet… Continue Reading “Pilgrimage for Active Peace Documentary”
India drops criminal charges against the Karmapa Lama Agence France-Presse Apr 24, 2012 NEW DELHI // Indian officials dropped all criminal charges yesterday against a top Tibetan Buddhist monk seen as a potential successor to the Dalai Lama. Related ■ Tibetan protester dies after… Continue Reading “Finally, they’ve come to their senses: India drops criminal charges against the Karmapa – The National”
Report by Michele Martin To prepare for the Monlam, sixty-five nuns and monks from Kagyu monasteries gathered at Thrangu Rinpoche’s Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath for twenty-two days during December. They spent this time intensely studying the ancient art of torma making —the tall,… Continue Reading “29th Kagyu Monlam Torma Report via the Kagyu Monlam Website”
Vara the Boon In a rural Indian village, a young temple dancer falls in love with a poor sculptor, and puts both their lives at risk when she agrees to model for him in secret. Written and directed by Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers… Continue Reading “Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s new film: Vara the Boon”
The Black Hat Eccentric Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa August 31, 2012 – February 11, 2013 via Rubin Museum of Art:Current Exhibitions at the Rubin Museum of Art.
To view the slideshow, go here: http://monlam.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/torma-close-ups/