Odiyan Retreat Center


In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition offerings of light have great significance. Light represents the flame of awakened mind that perceives reality without obscurations. Dispelling the darkness of ignorance, any offering of butter lamps symbolizes the Buddha’s teachings, wisdom, and compassion for all beings.


Your dedication of 108 butter lamps can be lit on a ceremony day, or on any day you choose, at the Temple of your choice: the Copper Mountain Temple, Vairocana Garden or Cintamani Temple.

Send us your written dedication, with the name of the beneficiary and your own name and email address.

After the ceremony your dedication will be repeated three times a day during the period of your request, at the Copper Mountain Temple.

•    108 Butter lamps 
–   $15.00/day

Submit your dedication here.

Beyond the traditional offering days, the benefits of offerings are increased by 100,000 times on the dates that mark four key events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, as well as during Lhosar, the Tibetan New Year.