September Teachings and Events


Sunday, September 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Teaching on the meaning of AMIRTA, RAKTA, and TORMA 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tibetan monastery traditional arts TORMA making class Torma are butter and roasted barley flour sculptures, which are traditionally made by teams of monks in preparation for a religious festival. They are a dough made of barley flour and butter, and sculpted on a form of wood and leather. They are then painted in bright, symbolic colors, and given as offerings to the deities. After the ceremony tormas are destroyed, to remind us of the impermanence of things and help us overcome our attachments. ( Torma sculptures take many forms, looking like stupas, Penden Lhamo’s mule, mandalas, abstract floral offerings, or flaming daggers.

Sunday, September 20
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Teaching on the correct pronunciation of Tibetan sounds (from prayer books) 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Learning Dharma Music (damaru and bell, drum and cymbal, and conch)

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