Tsa-Tsas: A Resource Guide
Tsa-tsas are a form of Buddhist art that has flourished for centuries in the Himalayas, most notably Tibet. Like many Tibetan sacred objects, they are iconographic forms of various buddhas.
Often, students are given a commitment to make 100,000 tsa-tsas of a particular buddha or meditational deity during their lifetime.
In Tibet, tsa-tsas are made with clay from the earth. These days, more modern and durable materials are used, such as plaster, hydro-stone, or a professional casting system consisting of architectural-grade gypsum.
|Making tsa-tsas pacifies obstacles, bad conditions, accidents, and sudden diseases like heart attacks and paralysis. By making tsa-tsas you pacify enemies, interferers and harms. You accumulate all merit, purify all obscurations and achieve the resultant three kayas in a future life.|
Information About Tsa-Tsas
"The Preliminary Practice of Tsa-Tsas," available from the FPMT Foundation Store.
"The Preliminary Practice of Tsa-Tsas eBook," available from the FPMT Foundation Store.
Nalanda Monastery has an art workshop from which you can order a variety of tsa-tsa molds.