General Food Offering Prayers
Blessing and Visualization
Recite OM AH HUM three ti mes to consecrate the food or beverage and visualize it as blissful wisdom nectar inside a vast jeweled vessel. Visualize your guru at your heart in the aspect of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. Then oﬀ er using any of the following verses.
As you eat or drink, imagine that Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, who embodies the Triple Gem inseparable from your guru, experiences great bliss from the nectar that you have oﬀered. He radiates light which ﬁ lls your entire body.
OM AH HUM
OPTIONAL: To make the oﬀ erings as extensive as possible and bless them to actually be received, recite the Mantra of Clouds of Oﬀ erings and the Extensive Power of Truth (p. 10) before presenting the oﬀ erings with any of the oﬀ ering verses below.
Offering to the Guru as the Triple Gem
LA MA SANG GYÄ LA MA CHHÖ
The Guru is Buddha, the Guru is Dharma,
DE ZHIN LA MA GE DÜN TE
The Guru is Sangha also.
KÜN GYI JE PO LA MA TE
The Guru is the creator of all (happiness).
LA MA NAM LA CHHÖ PAR BÜL
DAG SOG KHOR CHÄ TSHE RAB THAM CHÄ DU
May we and those around us, in all future lives,
KÖN CHHOG SUM DANG NAM YANG MI DRÄL ZHING
Never be separated from the Three Jewels,
KÖN CHHOG SUM PO GYÜN DU CHHÖ PA LA
Continuously make oﬀ erings to the Three Jewels.
KÖN CHHOG SUM GYI JIN LAB JUG PAR SHOG
And receive the inspirati on of the Three Jewels.
Offering Prayer to Buddha, Dharma & Sangha
TÖN PA LA ME SANG GYÄ RIN PO CHHE
To the supreme teacher, the precious Buddha,
KYOB PA LA ME DAM CHHÖ RIN PO CHHE
To the supreme refuge, the precious Dharma,
DREN PA LA ME GE DÜN RIN PO CHHE
To the supreme guides, the precious Sangha,
KYAB NÄ KÖN CHHOG SUM LA CHHÖ PA BÜL
To the Triple Gem, the objects of refuge, I make oﬀering.