offerings

What is Ullambana: The Hungry Ghost Month? -

Aug 22, 2019

In Chinese culture, commonly known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, the practice of burning extensive offerings made of joss papers to appease hungry ghosts still exists today. Growing up in Chinese communities,...

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Accumulating Causes for Enlightenment -

Feb 9, 2018

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 does not imply that we then need to do nothing. We need to accumulate...

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Feast Offerings: Skillful Means in the Vajrayāna -

Jan 22, 2018

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 very practical instruction on how we prepare for a feast...

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All About Water Bowl Offerings -

Jul 13, 2017

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 of Tibetan...

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Offering Water Bowls as Material Offerings -

Jul 7, 2017

Offering water bowls is an easy and pleasurable meritorious activity widely practiced in Tibetan Buddhism. Water's purity gives it great...

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What Is Buddhism? -

Jul 6, 2017

In this advice session with students, Phakchok Rinpoche explains that Buddhism encompasses a great deal. "Buddhism is everything!" he...

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Why Light Offerings? -

May 3, 2016

Why lights?  Isn’t that just a cultural tradition?  What is the benefit of making light offerings?  I’m a modern meditator!  Why should I make butter lamp offerings?  Because we are not accustomed...

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Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and The Swift Accumulation of Merit -

Sep 15, 2015

This special teaching is a profound condensation of many important practices. Within this very short text we find the bodhisattva’s practice of generosity, mandala offerings, guru yoga.  Additionally, we practice confession, and...

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Candlelit Vigil for Saga Dawa Duchen – 2nd June 2015 -

May 22, 2015

Join us in Prayer for the Earthquake Victims in Nepal In the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have rocked the city of Kathmandu and north-eastern Nepal, celebrating the Buddhist holy month...

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life -

Apr 9, 2014

Dear Friends Near and Far, I hope this finds you all well and happy. I recently finished two months of retreat and have been keeping you all in mind and heart. At the moment at our monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal,...

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