Rituals at Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centers can delight, intrigue, and/or confuse newcomers. Here we offer some brief guidelines for the curious onlooker.
Marcela Lopez shares news of the last annual offering performed before Losar, the Sang offering from the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel.
Generosity practice is the first of the six transcendental perfections, or pāramitās. We practice generosity when we have the intention, and then the confidence to
What is Ullambana, or the Hungry Ghost Month? In Chinese culture, commonly known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, the practice of burning extensive offerings made
In this video teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche reminds us that the essence of our mind is already enlightened. Yet, even though our nature is pure, that
Feast offerings are very important in the Vajrayāna tradition. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche describes the meaning and significance of this ritual practice. Additionally, he gives some
Water offerings are a tradition was accepted by the masters of the past as a practice unique to Tibet. It is the most common offering
Offering water bowls is an easy and pleasurable meritorious activity widely practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. Water’s purity gives it great power.
In this advice session with students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that Buddhism encompasses a great deal. “Buddhism is everything!” he says.
Why lights? Light means understanding because light represents wisdom. And light removes and dispels misunderstanding. All of our sufferings come from not knowing and not