offerings

Sang Pūjā – A Cleansing Smoke Offering Practice

Feb 3, 2016

Sang pūjā aids practitioners as a purification practice.  As we perform this ritual, we focus on removing the impurities in the mindstream of the practitioners and all sentient beings. At the same time, we practice generosity by offering to all...

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Shrine Offerings: Accumulation of Merit and Mindfulness

Jan 4, 2016

Mindfulness is a popular buzz-word these days.  Yet we may be under the impression that mindfulness applies either to silent meditation on our cushions, or more "popular" versions such as mindful eating. But offering practice is an important form of...

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Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and The Swift Accumulation of Merit

Sep 15, 2015

When we recite this text while making feast offerings it brings great benefit for ourselves and for others. This condensed text helps achieve good fortune. Additionally, it offers protection from all types of calamities, temporary and ultimate. Sampa...

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The Importance of Accumulating Merit

Jun 25, 2015

Phakchok Rinpoche shares a reminder on the two accumulations. Here he reviews methods relating to the first of the two accumulations: accumulating...

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Candlelit Vigil for Saga Dawa Duchen – 2nd June 2015

May 22, 2015

In the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have rocked the city of Kathmandu and north-eastern Nepal, celebrating the Buddhist holy month of Saga Dawa may not seem like a great concern....

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Four Points to Apply to Your Life

Apr 9, 2014

What I'd like to mention in today's message are a few points that apply both to the mundane world and the spiritual...

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