A torma is an essential part of Vajrayana development stage practice. They have specific functions at different practice stages:
There are different types of tormas, e.g. permanent tormas which one keeps on the shrine always, base tormas that one changes on a regular basis (e.g. annually) and one-time offering tormas.
For those who are practicing the deity Vajrasattva, we have requested the monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery to make this permanent Vajrasattva torma according to the Chokling Tersar. The monks mix, knead and mold clay mixed with special blessings to make this torma. After drying out naturally (in the shade), the monks then hand-painted the intricate patterns on the torma. The monks have also inserted the tormas with mantras (Tib. zung) requesting the deity to grant the practitioner accomplishments swiftly.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche taught that it is best to make tormas from clay, as natural clay contains many different minerals and trace amounts of precious substances.
Dimensions: 17.5 cm (height)
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