I am sharing a photo of my fruit mandala. Absolutely anything can be used as a mandala offering to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. This act of pure intention and motivation alone can be a cause for vast accumulation of merits on the path to happiness, which ultimately results in enlightenment in this life or future lifetimes. Visualizing extensive offerings to the merit fields with clarity in your mind has the same effect as actually making a hundred thousand physical offerings. You can create inconceivable merits just based on the power of mind alone. Do not forget also to dedicate these merits you have accumulated to all suffering sentient beings throughout the wide expanse of space. Tashi Delek!
– Khenpo Karten Rinpoche