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Our Prayer Wheels
-We use high quality sealed ball bearings and components inside our prayer wheels, so they spin smoothly and last a lifetime.
-The outside of our prayer wheels can be engraved with a selection of Buddhist mantras or left natural to highlight the beauty of the wood according to your preferences. We can work with you to custom design artwork for the outside of your prayer wheel according to your wishes.
-Inside, our Prayer Wheels are filled with Buddhist mantras printed on microfilm. Each frame of the microfilm contains hundreds of mantras, and each prayer wheel can hold tens or hundreds of millions of mantras or prayers. We fill our standard prayer wheels with a combination of the OM MANI PADME HUNG (or Chenrezig) mantra and the TARA mantra (OM TARE TUTARE TURE SVAHA). These are the mantras of the male and female Buddhas of compassion. If you order a custom prayer wheel, we can fill the inside with whatever combination of prayers or mantras you wish.
-We fill our prayer wheels according to instructions received from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. We also follow all traditional Tibetan Buddhist guidelines for filling prayer wheels, statues and stupas, using mandalas and prayers in the correct order to consecrate the prayer wheel as a holy object. These include the earth and sky wheels and the lifetree mantras following the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.