On this special day where it is said that positive and negative actions are magnified ten million times, we are inviting donations to the Shrimala Trust, the charitable organisation that supports the Awakened Heart Sangha and the activity of Lama Shenpen. Continue reading Invitation to make a dana offering on Lhabab Duchen on Sat 7th November
There are many other ways that we can show our appreciation and respect in the shrine room as well as in practice situations by gestures of honouring and appreciation as we encounter the sacred. One way to do this is to place gifts on your shrine. We use the Tibetan tradition that comes from India of offering seven or eight bowls of water. Continue reading What do the bowls of water on a shrine represent?
Thinking of the experiences as an offering to Awakening or the Dharma, is to invite its adhistana. The offering is made in the state of meditation. We rest in the spaciousness of letting go of grasping at things as somehow ‘solid’. Continue reading As well as the traditional shrine offerings of incense, candles etc, can we make offerings of our experience?