Ceremonies: Blessings: Meal Service & Food Offering

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Meal Service Cantor: (chanted) We call upon— All: (chanted) Black Tara, mother of all things Vairochana, boundless […]

Meal Service


Cantor: (chanted)

We call upon—


All: (chanted)

Black Tara, mother of all things

Vairochana, boundless sky

Amitabha, joy of awakening

Shakyamuni, walking the earth

Maitreya, waiting to be born

All Buddhas everywhere—past, present, future

Mahayana, lotus rising from the mud

Manjushri, great wisdom

Samantabhadra, great action

Avalokiteshvara, great compassion

All Bodhisattvas who ferry us to the other shore

The great Prajnaparamita

(All proceed to dining hall, serve themselves and are seated.

Everyone waits at table until all are seated.)

 

Food Offering – Head of Practice

(seated at table)


All:
(chanted, with palms together)

All you demons and hungry ghosts, 

whose desire is never satisfied,

take this food,

share it with us,

be at peace.