Instructions on the first two preparatory practices for a meditation session: (1) cleaning the room and setting up a shrine, and (2) making offerings and arrang
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.