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Ceremony, Ritual, and General Buddhist Customs
By H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Saturday, July 14, 2012
In Buddhism, it is essential and very beneficial to give daily offerings to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya will cover the eight kinds of offerings and explain how the many different forms of offerings relate to the body, speech, and mind. Common Tibetan offerings include flowers and tormas but an offering can be as simple as a bowl of water on your shrine. She will cover the proper motivation and presentation of katags, candles, and other offerings.
Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet. As the niece of one of the most highly realized Sakya Masters of the twentieth century, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, her training in Buddhist practice began at an early age. She has received extensive teachings and empowerments from many great lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism throughout her lifetime. Dagmola is married to H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. Dagmola specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.