“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

Butter lamps are $0.50 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.

Click on the donate button below to make a butter lamp offering. It will take you to the secure Wild Apricot Donation page where you can make a one-time or recurring offering.

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We are now able to offer recurring donations, butterlamp and tsok offering options!