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Making sensuous offerings to the Buddhas

Making sensuous offerings to the Buddhas

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Committing our life to the Three Jewels
  • Offering our body in service of the Dharma
  • Common and peerless emanated offerings for Buddhas and bodhisattvas:
    • Bathing house, clothes, ornaments, scented balm
    • Flowers, incense, food, light
    • Crystal palace, blessing parasols, instruments
  • Questions and comments

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Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.