Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A curious collection
I was sent this image by a reader asking what I thought this was about. The plate was found left behind near a park in Woodside.
Someone on Reddit responded:
I'm guessing these ones are from a ritual focused on the Protector deities, as those are extensively performed at the end of the Tibetan year and today is Losar (New Years day), the first day of the wood horse year. After the ritual the tormas are usually disposed of where animals can eat them, to share the merit of the ritual with all beings.
Alrighty then. Let me remind the vibrant and diverse among us that your rituals are protected under the 1st Amendment, but your trash is not.