We received More than 1,300 golden statues (rupas) from a kind donor to have filled and blessed. I unexpectedly had the great good fortune to help fill the rupas for several days with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenkyong, Lama Lodro Lhamo, Lama Karma Lodro, Lama Tsultrim, Lama Choenyi, Lama Karuna and KTD’s Protector Lama, Lama […]Read more "Filling Statues by the Hundreds: Spiritual Teamwork"
Events will be streamed live on His Holiness the Karmapa’s official webcast page. Karmapa’s official webcast page here. There you will also find a countdown clock to the next scheduled webcast and tools to determine your local time zone for each webcast. Here are the planned live web casts: 3/24/15; 7:00pm PDT University of […]Read more "Karmapa America 2015 Web Cast Events; all live web casts of 17th Karmapa in the USA during March and April, 2015"
His Holiness Karmapa Is Coming … And we are overjoyed. But it means we will have to cancel and reschedule our programs for late March and all of April. Some programs will appear in future calendars – all will be of benefit to sentient beings! These April programs are being removed from the schedule: March 27-29 […]Read more "Special Announcement: Late March and All April Programs to Be Rescheduled"
Tibetans have been celebrating the new moon of the first month of the New Year for centuries in the meadows and fields and mountains of their Himalayan homeland. In the midst of winter, light and life are celebrated with Lo (year) Sar (new) – days of prayer and preparation, followed by days of feasting and […]Read more "Losar Celebrations from Beginning to End: KTD Welcomes the Female Wood Sheep Year, February 2015"
According to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Four Great Occasions (holy days related to events in the life of the historical Buddha), the solar and lunar eclipse days and the days called Drubjor (Attainment of Success) are excellent days for performing virtuous actions, as the merit of those actions multiplies a great deal on those days. […]Read more "Auspicious Days for Practicing Generosity 2015"
The Torma documentary, produced under the guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, illuminates Vajrayana Buddhism through the lens of tormas. Shot in India and Nepal, the film reveals the profound meaning of tormas, while documenting artistic preparation for the Kagyu Monlam butter sculptures, as well as a seven-day Mahakala ritual in Nepal involving tormas […]Read more "About the Torma Documentary"
Click on each page to view in full screen mode. VIEW THE TORMA FILM ONLINE AT VIMEO ON DEMAND: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/24659 ORDER THE TORMA DVD WITH 2 HOURS OF BONUS INTERVIEW MATERIAL http://www.namsebangdzo.com/Torma_The_Ancient_Art_of_Tibetan_Butter_Sculpture_p/720825380049.htmRead more "About Torma: The Ancient Art of Tibetan Butter Sculpture"