Instructions on the first two preparatory practices for a meditation session: (1) cleaning the room and setting up a shrine, and (2) making offerings.
Series: The Six Preparatory Practices
Further instruction on how to make offerings, and a commentary on the third preparatory practice: sitting in the eight-point posture, taking refuge and generati
How to set up the meditation session by doing the refuge visualization, contemplating the four immeasurables, and offering the seven-limb prayer.
The meaning and purpose of the practice of making mandala offerings, especially in the context of receiving teachings.
Practices to do before we sit down to meditate, to clear and focus our minds.