Every month, coinciding with the 15th day of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, a day long invocation ritual dedicated to the protectors of our monastery is conducted. If there aren’t any sponsor for it, the monastic office would bear the expenses. Similarly, on the 10th and 25th of every month, there would be morning ‘Feast Offering Rituals’ for which the office would also bear expenses if there aren’t any sponsor for the occasion.

Enlisting the Names of Sponsors of the Lamps

Outside the administrative office, lights are lit every night in front of the frame enshrining images of one thousand Buddha Shakyamuni. Names of the sponsors who contributed more than Rs. 2000 are written and kept there for one year. This is done so that those sponsors could be remembered and held in prayers whenever the monks have a look at the board.

Benefits of the Lamp Offerings

Just as the lamp illuminates itself and has the ability to illuminates others, the offering of lamp produces the karmic result of reducing one’s ignorance and enhancing the light of wisdom. Also, this has the benefit of generating causes for omniscience in future.

Prayer & Offering