Making Light Offerings at KSDL
Posted on 7 May 2022
We will be doing a lightoffering of 108 lights every Sunday afternoon at 4.30pm, dedicated to World Peace. Everyone is welcome to join.
Light a Lamp with a prayer and a wish for developing inner peace, kindness, love, compassion and world peace, so that we can make the world a better place today and tomorrow.
The offering of lights is a means of dispelling the darkness of our own ignorance, giving rise to clarity and wisdom.
We offer them with the wish that their light will illuminate the lower realms and the bardo, soothing the torment of beings who suffer in darkness. We also aspire that all beings will develop greater mental clarity in order to discover the causes of long-lasting happiness in virtuous actions of body, speech and mind.
Finally, we offer them so that the inner light of great wisdom will arise in the minds of all beings and remove the darkness of ignorance and obscurations.
For the deceased - We make light offerings to ease their passage after death, with the wish that they make a positive future connection with a true spiritual path.
For someone undergoing suffering - we offer lights and dedicate the merit to those who are suffering, with the wish that suffering and its cause may be dispelled.
As a prayer for someone's long life - You can offer lights with the wish that they remain long in this world to bring benefit to beings.
Whether you are able to attend in person or not, you are still welcome to make donations for light offerings.