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Light Offerings at Asura Cave

Every month on Guru Rinpoche Day (10th day of the lunar month), monks and nuns at Asura Cave will offer butter lamps for the benefit of beings. Asura Cave is a truly special sacred site where Guru Rinpoche manifested the realization of Mahamudra. Among many benefits for beings, lighting butter lamps enhances the clarity of one’s meditation.

Together with offering butter lamps, remember to make aspirations. You can find concise and elaborate versions of lamp aspiration prayers featured on Samye Translations.