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About the Mandala Offering

     From a teaching by Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche at http://www.palyul.org/eng_about_mandala.htm


The Mandala offering is a very skillful means of accumulating two types merit: ordinary merit and primordial wisdom merit. 

We accumulate merit through the practice of mandala by cutting the root of attachment or desire. The actual practice of generosity 

is not having a stingy mind or a mind full of desire. When you give up all attachment to external material belongings, then that 

is generosity. When you have that kind of practice of generosity, then you have the accumulation of merit. If we give a little thing, 

we accumulate some merit. If we give more, we also accumulate merit. If we give a great, huge thing, we also accumulate merit.

 According to the quantity, we accumulate that much merit.

For the mandala practice, we visualize offering the whole universe to all the Buddhas and Bodhisatvas, the Dharma and the Sangha.

 All the wealth of the whole universe is symbolized by the rice held in your hand. You visualize the rice as every jewel and 

precious stone, all the wealth of the universe, and you offer it all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the Dharma and the Sangha. 

When you really do it, when you really feel that you have made a great offering, then you accumulate lots of merit. It is a 

special technique. If you don't understand in a deeper way and just go through the motions of chanting and throwing rice, 

it is child's play. You need to understand everything you are doing. Only then can you accumulate merit.


Practitioners who wish to accomplish the Nam Ch Ngndro accumulations will perform 100,000 of the shorter Mandala offering 

prayer and utilize the Mandala offering plate. At the summer 1999 retreat, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche clarified the way he 

wishes his students to practice the Mandala. It is possible that other masters may instruct their students differently.

    

             This foundation of earth, strewn with flowers and purified with scented water,

            Adorned by Mt. Meru, the four continents, the sun and moon, 

            Visualized as a pure realm, is offered to the assembly of Buddhas.

            May all beings be reborn in that perfectly pure realm!    from the Mandala Offering Practice

 

Short Mandala Offering Practice

 

 

  SA SHI P CHU JUG SHING M TOG TRAM pile 1, 2, 3, 4

This foundation of earth, strewn with flowers and purified with scented water,

 

RI RAB LING SHI NYI D GYEN PA DI pile 5, 6,7

Adorned by Mt. Meru, the four continents, the sun and moon,

 

SANGY SHING DU MIG T PHUL WA YI hold up as offering

Visualized as a pure realm, is offered to the assembly of Buddhas.

 

DRO KUN NAM DAG SHING LA CHD PAR SHOG dissolve back to pile

May all beings be reborn in that perfectly pure realm!

 

DAM RATNA MANDALA KAM NIRYA TAYA MI rub and recite this mantra

   

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling Dallas

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Study/Practice in the Nyingma Tradition

We are part of a group of centers in the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma tradition founded by

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, and under the direction of Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso

Rinpoche. Our goal is to make the teachings of Buddha particularly in the 

Palyul Nyingma tradition available to all who wish to follow them. 

 

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