BA2_20-23 More Offerings


In the beginning of this video (BA2_20-23) Rinpoche first elaborates a little further on the imagined offerings discussed in the previous teaching. Then Rinpoche explains the three remaining offerings illustrated by Shantideva in stanzas 20 to 23 of the second chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara:

  • the offerings made with the power of our aspirations
  • the unexcelled offerings, and
  • offering of melodious praise

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We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 2, which you can download here and in the Library section. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 75-79.

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2 thoughts on “BA2_20-23 More Offerings

  1. Lynda

    Rinpoche, in these stanzas 20 to 23, is the reason we decorate the shrine room with flowers, and say mantras both silently and sometimes singing aloud, best understood as offerings to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas?
    ps thank you for continuing these teachings whilst travelling and wishing you good health and safe journeys

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