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.

We offer two options:


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.


Give a gift of ongoing butter lamps for any occasion, for any length of time, with a minimum of one week. 

Butter lamps dedicated to a dying or a deceased person, particularly in the 49 days of the Bardo of death, can be powerful and healing. The light will direct the deceased’s consciousness towards a favorable rebirth, reducing fear during the state of transition.

Your dedication will commence on the day after your submission and will be read out loud two times a day.

• Ongoing butter lamps
   –  $ 25.00/week
   – $100.00/month
   – $154.00/49 days of the Bardo

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.