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The Rigden Abhisheka took place in Halifax during the first week of March 2006. The Abhisheka requires a host of ritual objects and implements, all of which were found or assembled with energy and care — right up to the last minute.
As is probably the case with any ceremony, the magic of an abhisheka is in the detail.Today, less than two hours before the abhisheka, legendary sangha seamstress, Deborah Luscomb, was in her studio making a brocade parasol that had to be ready in time. While she cheerfully measured, cut, and sewed, she also found time and presence of mind to talk with me about what she was doing, and to recall a few of her many sewing projects over the past thirty years.