The practices of offering charity to spirits, pretas and nagas are often recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche – both for the benefit of the practitioner and for the benefit of the beings to which the practices are dedicated. These practices are being made available to the general public and we have compiled them, along with advice and commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche as well as translation and commentary from Julia Graves.
PDF Contents Include:Aroma Charity for Spirits-Aroma Charity for Spirits (Sur Offering)-Benefits of Offering Aroma to Spirits-Twenty-five Torma Substances and their Benefits-Naga Torma Offering
Offering Water Charity to the Pretas -Introduction -Offering Water to the Pretas, Intermediate State Beings and Nagas -A Short Practice of Offering Water Charity to the Pretas -An Abbreviated Practice of Offering Water to the Pretas -Dedication Prayer for Making Water Charity -Appendix 1: The Daily Practice of Water Offering to Dzambhala -Appendix 2: Instructions for Blessing Water in an Elaborate Way with Various Deities
All three practices in this book require the practitioner to have received a Great Chenrezig Empowerment. If you have not received a Great Chenrezig Empowerment, it is still possible to do the practices, but you may not do the self-generation as Chenrezig. Instead, at the point of the self-generation in in the sadhana, visualize Chenrezig on top of your head performing all the actions in the practice.