Offerings

Incense

Incense is made of fragrant parts of plants such as the leaves of fern or juniper, herbs and sandalwood. An [...]

Water

In the old days in India, when visitors came to your house, you would offer them water to drink and [...]

Light

In Tibet, people light butterlamps filled with yak butter. Here, we don’t have any yaks so we use nice scented [...]

Flowers

Offering flowers creates the causes to attain the special qualities of a Buddha. Temporarily, we create the causes to have [...]

Food

The benefits of offering food are that in the future we will always find nourishing food and drink, be free [...]

Perfume

When you offer perfume you create the causes to attain pure moral discipline, to become free from being reborn in [...]

Sound

The traditional symbol of sound offering is the conch shell, which signifies the sound of the Dharma. If you can’t [...]

Pearls

Pearls and gemstones are precious items that can be offered at the altar. They symbolise the Precious Jewel or the [...]

Serkym

A serkym, is a two-piece offering set that includes a cup with a pedestal that sits in a shallow bowl. [...]

Khata

It is a Tibetan custom to offer scarves (khata) to people whom we respect, like our Guru, elders, Buddha statues [...]