Buddhist Prayer recited before starting the meals
April 07, 2021
Tibetan Buddhist Offering Prayer Before starting Meals ( Damchoe )
Like many people, Tibetan Buddhist commonly say a prayer before drinking tea or food. If it is said before drinking tea, it is called chamchoe, while the Tibetan Grace prayer before meals is called damchoe. Lobsang teaches you how to say the damchoe in the video below. The prayer is essentially a simple appreciation of and offering to the Three Jewels — the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
In English Unicode
Tonpa Lame Sangye Rinpoche
Kyopa Lame Damcho Rinpoche
Drenpa Lame Gendun Rinpoche
Kyabne Konchok Sumla Chodpa Bul
त्योन्पा लामेद् साङ्गे रिन्पोछे।
क्योपा लामेद् दम्छ्यो रिन्पोछे।
डेन्पा लामेद् गेदुन रिन्पोछे।
क्याब्ने कोन्छ्योग सुम्ला छ्योपा बुल।
To the teacher above all teachers, the Precious Buddha.
To the protection above all protections, the Precious Dharma.
To the guides above all guides, the Precious Sangha.
I offer this to the three jewels, the rare and supreme objects of refuge.