Sunday, May 18, 2014

Recent News & Projects

Projects in order of priority:

1) Make Calligraphy paper for Tara Mandala
2) Process asparagus for asparagus /abaca paper for Asparagus Festival June 1
3) Make seed paper for Asparagus Festival with indigo pulp and other pulps on hand ****poppy ***** larksphur ***** cosmos*******herbs
4) Bottle our own Black Walnut ink and  make handmade labels “Dragon Song” after Dogen Zen Master
5) Cut out box templates and cover with KPC papers for crystals and other products
6) Process more flax linens and giant red tablecloth in the critter

Lama Tsultrim, founder of Tara Mandala, donated an extraordinary range of sacred substances we will use to make her special calligraphy paper. The following is a partial list:

*Baked earth from Mt. Kailash sacred to Machig
*Earth Chu Mig Chang Chub Bodhi Spring Padmasambhava’s entry to Tibet collected with Choegyal Namkhai Norbu in 1992
*Sang Shoto Terdrom saved seat of  Yeshe Tsogyal in Tibet

.......and numerous other substance to be recorded later. 

These papers will be used for sacred calligraphy and other uses for practitioners


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