Offerings to Buddha

Buddha Offerings at Wat Si Chum in Thailand

An offering is made to buddha at Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai, Thailand. The act of offering is an act of dana – an act of generosity.  So it’s an emotional and physical expression of our reverence:

  • To the Buddha himself – the Perfectly Enlightened One
  • To the Dharma – the Truth – sometimes we place holy Sutras and Mantras on altars to pay our respects to the wisdom elucidated within those sacred teachings.
  • To the Noble Enlightened Ones like the Bodhisattvas – like Gwan Yin Bodhisattva who is a symbol of Great Compassion