This clip shows the color palette used by one of the torma artists working in Bodhgaya on the Kagyu Monlam tormas.
Archive for May, 2011
Posted in 17th Karmapa, Buddhism, Butter Sculpture, India, Kagyu Lineage, Kagyu Monlam, Tibet, tormas, tagged Butter sculpture, Kagyu Monlam tormas, tormas, wax butter on May 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in 17th Karmapa, Buddhism, Kagyu Lineage, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Ogyen Tinley Dorje, Tibet, tagged Karmapa biography, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the lives of the Karmapa on May 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
“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 the events of their lives and their remarkable achievements.”
Listen to the teachings here:
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
SAGAR CHHETRIGANGTOK: After a wait of 40 years, Satyajit Ray’s only work never to have been officially premiered, his documentary film, ‘Sikkim’, is now finally ready for its world premiere; the date aptly set for 04 April, coinciding with the birth anniversary of the late Chogyal, Palden Thondup Namgyal, who had produced the film in 1971. The documentary film will premiere at Vajra cinema hall.
Posted in Amitabha Puja, Buddhism, Columbarium at Karme Ling, Columbarium shrine, Jangchok, Kagyu Lineage, Karme Ling Retreat Center, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, torma photo, tormas, tagged Amitabha, Amitabha puja, Columbarium, Jangchok, Karme Ling Retreat Center on May 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
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 of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche performing the Janchok ritual:
Photos and video courtesy Lama Karma Lodro.
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.