Butter Lamp Offerings

eveningthrone“Of all the methods for accumulating merit through generosity, offering butter lamps is second only to the practice of tsok.”

“What is the meaning of butter lamp offerings? We do not offer the lamps because enlightened beings need to see them. Rather, the offering of light is a means of dispelling the darkness of our own ignorance, giving rise to clarity and wisdom. We offer them with the wish that their light will illuminate the lower realms and the bardo, assuaging the torment of beings who suffer in darkness. We also aspire that all beings will develop greater mental clarity in order to discover the causes of long-lasting happiness in virtuous actions of body, speech, and mind. Finally, we offer them so that the inner light of great knowing will arise in all beings’ minds and remove the darkness of ignorance and intellectual obscurations.”

— H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Butterlamps are $1.00 each. If you would like to send a check, please e-mail us your order with the amount, dedication and special instructions. Send your check to: Amrita, 9653 Firdale Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020.

You will be able to select the number of butterlamps once you have clicked “Add to Cart”.

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Butter Lamp Offering Prayer

  • Long Life Prayer for H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche Yangsi

    Master Padmasambhava, embodiment of the Three Roots; Tangtong Gyalpo and others who were prophesized by the dakinis; and all the hosts of immortal vidyadharas – grant now the accomplishment of an indestructible life. Mastering the inexhaustible sky-like treasure trove of ripening and liberating teachings of the early translation school, the very heart of the Buddha’s doctrine, may this youthful sun – the supreme emanation who propagates virtue and excellence in the lotus garden of the teachings and beings – have a long life.

    May the blessings of the ocean-like victorious ones of the Three Jewels and the activities of the oath bound ones, dharma protectors and guardians, ensure that his lotus feet stand firmly in the vajra teachings and that the mantle of his ocean-like enlightened activities spread far and wide.

    Long Life Prayer in Pecha Format - PDF



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