The most common type of offering on Tibetan Buddhist shrines is water offerings. It also called yonchap in Tibetan. The offering bowl set normally has seven bowls. Tibetans also burn yak butter or ghee in offering bowls too. One reason that we offer water is that water in Tibet has traditionally been considered plentiful and free, and therefore painless to give. The idea is that all of our offerings should be given as freely as we would give water.
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