The Casting Sessions
The tsa tsa casting sessions will be led by Roberta Raine, former director of the Tsa Tsa Studio/Center for Tibetan Sacred Art, an FPMT center previously located in San Francisco. Roberta will lead students in tsa tsa practice, a set of prayers and mantras done as part of the tsa tsa casting process, according to the instructions of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Tsa tsa casting sessions will be held on the following five Saturdays:
- September 21, 12-1 and 2-3 pm
- September 28, 12-1 and 2-3 pm
- October 19 12-1 and 2-3 pm
- November 21 2-1 and 2-3 pm
- November 16 12-1 and 2-3 pm
On each day, there will be two casting sessions held back-to-back, with around 70 tsa tsa made each session. The maximum number of participants for each casting session is seven, so please register by emailing here to reserve your place.
You may attend one or both sessions, but participation in both sessions is preferred if possible. Each casting session will last around 1 hour, after which there will be a one-hour break to allow the tsa tsa to dry. The next session will begin, followed by a one-hour break. Final dedication and clean-up will end the afternoon.
Painting the Tsa Tsas
Please email Roberta Raine if you can help paint the tsa tsas (click here). Training and materials will be provided and sessions/timing will vary depending on your availability. There will be much to do! Thank you!