Blessings and dedication of merits to Benefactors
In appreciation of the benefactor’s contribution towards the preservation of the holy mountain, there are activities to invoke blessing for donors and dedicate merits to donors throughout the year, such as:
- Recitation of the Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra on auspicious months.
- Dharma practice and hanging of prayer flags in auspicious days.
- Continued offering of light to the Buddha, daily recitation of mantras and offering to protectors, done by the resident lamas of Lapchi.
- Daily visualization and dedication of merits benefactors of the ten directions done by practitioners at the various retreat centers in Lapchi.
Preservation of the holy place, Generation of special merits
The great accomplished master Milarepa once said:
“When a skillful mediator meditating in the wilderness,
And the skillful benefactor providing the wherewithal come together,
This connection leads both to Buddhahood.
What gives this link its meaning is the dedication of merits’’