TORMA - THE ANCIENT ART OF TIBETAN BUTTER SCULPTURE
  • Synopsis

    The fim Torma is based and named after a unique form of Tibetan art using flour and butter to create rich and radiant forms, beautiful in themselves and spiritually significant. Sculpted by initiated practitioners with absolute devotion, tormas are a link between the human and spiritual realms. The colourful, intricate designs, born from mystical revelations, represent symbolic forms of enlightenment. Illuminating Vajrayana Buddhism through the lens of tormas, this film documents weeks of preparation for the Kagyu Prayer Festival in Bodhgaya, as well as a Mahakala ritual in Nepal involving tormas and sacred dance. Torma features interviews with the Ven. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Ven. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

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  • 9th April, 2017
  • 4:00pm

Produced under the guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Acting Director: Yeshe Wangmo Country: India Language: English Duration: 61 Minutes