Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Making of a Divination Soup by Chez Yeshe

Yeshe and Mira 

Our beautiful Yeshe Tsomo every year works her culinary magic at Tsegyalgar East for Losar and many other special events. Divination soup is one of the marvels of Losar festivities in the Tibetan tradition where everyone receives a dumpling with a message for the New Year.

Here are some of the symbols of divination soup as told to us by Dr Phuntsog Wangmo several years ago. For example, if there is a piece of wool in your dumpling, it means that one is calm, soft and smooth. If there is a bone, it means that one is very strong. Chili pepper means that one has intense energy and speech, sometime harsh. There are many more interesting divinations!

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo

Making the dumplings

All photos by Anasuya Weil

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