Sky treasury mudra
The sky treasury mudra is generally performed in Vajrayana practice while reciting Samantabhadra's offering mantra in order to consecrate, increase and multiply offerings through meditation. Offerings thereby become a vast treasure that is inexhaustible, just like the offering clouds of the noble bodhisattva Samantabhadra.
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche says:
- The Sky Treasury Mudra includes a wish-fulfilling jewel which you make with your hands. With the creation of the wish-fulfilling jewel, the material offerings become beautiful to look at, emit a pleasant sound, smell delicious, taste delectable and feel wonderful (the five sensual stimulants); and the outer, inner and secret offerings multiply to become inconceivable in number and inexhaustible – they will remain without diminishing for all time. The causes for making our offerings so inconceivably vast are: the blessings of the buddhas, the force of the aspirations of the bodhisattvas, our own accomplishment of the two accumulations and the incredible power of deity, samadhi, mudra and mantra.
Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha
- Sogyal Rinpoche, Tuncurry, Australia, 11 March 2011
- An Explanation of the ‘Single Mudra’: A Daily Practice from the Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik, a teaching given at Lerab Ling on 26 July 2006, available here.