A series of lectures in two parts (approx. 45 minutes per part)
A lecture series by renowned scholars on the arts of Asia—explore temples, palaces, and sometimes forgotten places of power, religion, and art. Visit world wonders not simply as tourists today, but as monks, monarchs, artisans and artistocrats, traders and explorers experienced them over the centuries.
Torma are butter and roasted barley flour sculptures are a uniquely Tibetan concept and are usually made by teams of monks in preparation for a religious festival. Torma sculptures take many forms. Some look like stupas, others take the form of Penden Lhamo’s mule, others look like mandalas, others are abstract floral offerings, others are like flaming daggers. In this activity, students will create a sculpture in the style of a Tibetan torma. Students can take their inspiration from a Tibetan art work they have seen or create their own.