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General Food Offering Prayers

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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

(3x)

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

To all gurus, I make this offering

Offering and Request to the Three Jewels

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.



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