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Tsa-tsas are an aspect of Buddhist art utilized during the final practices carried out after death. Like many Tibetan sacred objects, these small clay forms are often made in the iconographic forms of various buddhas, and for end of life purposes, in the shape of small stupas. Traditionally, the deceased person’s ashes are added in the process, accompanied by ritual and prayer. After being cast and dried, these forms are deposited into bodies of water to dissolve with the elements.

Sunday, May 21,‘17 ~ 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Orgyen Dorje Den Temple - 2244 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA

Requested sliding scale donation: $30 - $50, plus a $5 fee for materials.

All donations are tax-deductible.

MANDATORY RSVP by May 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a space – limited seating and materials.

Instructions for the Transitional State may be purchased onsite ($12), or from

Since 1994, Nirabhra has been an artisan at ‘Magical Display of the Arts’, founded by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, now directed by Lama Sonam Rinpoche at Pema Osel Ling. She will share her experience and supply information, and most needed materials will be on hand. If you attended last year’s workshop, please bring the mold you made. Everyone needs to bring an apron, a notebook, and (2) qt. size yogurt containers. You are also invited to bring ashes of the deceased; a demonstration will be provided regarding their use.

Due to space restrictions PLEASE RSVP ASAP – limited seating – we anticipate a full house.

Our 2017 events include our monthly film series on April 23, May 28, June 25, July 16, August 20, Sept. 10, Oct. 29 & Dec. 3 Our upcoming 2017 educational programs at ODD will be held on Sundays July 30, Sept. 24, and Nov. 19.

This program is authorized and supported by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche, Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro. TLC’s Director, Julie Rogers, has been a student of Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche for over thirty years. She received hospice and bereavement training at Ashland Hospice in Ashland, OR.