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JKhedrup wrote:Tsampa is the best but not always available in Western settings.
I would only recommend oatmeal for tormas that you would use for a maximum of two days or so because as it dries out it will crack. If you need to keep the torma around for awhile, you probably need to look for tsampa.
gregkavarnos wrote:I've never seen the Tenma torma (yellow/red/blue). I take it they represent the Three Jewels?
JKhedrup wrote:Dear Cone,
Are the main figures Lama Marpa, Je Milarepa and Je Gampopa? And last one Karmapa Karma Pakshi?
JKhedrup wrote:Wow! The Kamtsang/Shangpa deity tormas are beautiful.
This is the deity torma for one of the main Gelug yidams. Often made for self-initiations.
conebeckham wrote:If you're asking me, the two chuppens were guests from India...Lama Pema Choda (Lama Tenzin) from Palpung Sherab Ling, and Lama Osel Nyingpo (Lama Karzong), from Rumtek--they were our Chuppens and our torma makers for the San Francisco Kagyu Monlam. Lama Tenzin also made some tormas for my shrine--the Tara, Phagmo, Shelze and some others--they put the ones I've made to shame!
This is a pretty fancy Mentor, or "Medicine torma"-flanked by Dudtsi and Rakta....