Tibetan prayer wheels are instruments for passing out spiritual blessings and well being to others. They consist of rolls of thin paper, imprinted with lots of copies of the mantra or prayer Om Mani Padme Hum. This printed in an ancient Indian script or in the Tibetan script.
Rolling prayer wheel is believed that it can prevent misfortune and disasters
The prayers are wrapped around an axle in a inclusive container, and spun around and around. Usually the bigger decorative versions of the syllables of the mantra are also carved on the outside of the wheel.
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Tibetan Buddhist handmade Copper Prayer Wheel fully covered with engraved Brass prayer for Peace "Om Mani Padme Hung" and wooden handle made in Nepal by Tibetan Master craftsman. Undo the top spire and the top lid to see the Tibetan sacred mantras written on a long roll of paper inside this wheel
Rolling prayer wheel is believed it can prevent from misfortune, disasters, etc. In addition, pray drum (prayer wheel) is for relaxation same as the pray Buddha Praying Beads . The Mani Cylinder is made of copper with wooden handle. It has two sizes: 4 1/4" and 5 1/2" in length. Also see Twirling Prayer Wheel and Solar Energy Prayer Wheel . This price is for one size 4 1/4".
This Medicine Buddha Tibet Tech 1-DVD solar-powered prayer wheel contains 16,003,200,000 Tayata Om Bekanzé Bekanzé Mahabekanzé Radze Samud Gate Soha prayers on one DVD.
ust one rotation of the Medicine Buddha Tibet Tech 1-DVD prayer wheel is equivalent to reciting the Medicine Buddha prayer continuously (at 1 prayer/second) for 507 years!
Tibetan Om Mantra auspicious symbols spinnable prayer wheel scroll pendant - SP022
Spinnable prayer wheel pendant with a scroll mounted on a spindle. Inscribed with Tibetan Om mantra "Om Mani padme hum" all around the center wheel
This is a small Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel. This prayer wheel was handmade in Nepal.
Made from wood and Metal material.
8 Auspicious sign is written around the outside of the prayer wheel.
This prayer wheel was handmade in Nepal
“In the prayer wheel meditation, one visualizes in turn each of the sex realms of existence–realms of hell beings, hungry ghosts, animals, humans, demigods, and gods–and in each case one begins by visualizing taking away all of the suffering, negative karmas, disturbing thoughts, and obscurations of all the beings in that realm. As in taking and giving, one begins with taking, enhancing one’s feeling of compassion. The primary difference between this visualization and the visualization in the general taking-and-giving meditation is that here, rather than visualizing the dark cloud of negativity coming into oneself, one visualizes it being drawn into the prayer wheel, where it is completely destroyed. And, in the meditation on giving, rather than just visualizing giving away one’s positivity, one visualizes giving all beings the beams of light and touch all being in each of the six realms, bringing them to full enlightement. Thus, the prayer wheel meditation is a very practical means for enhancing one’s love, compassion, and bodhichitta” (p 7, Wheel of Great Compassion)
The Tibetan prayer wheelswhich is called Mani wheels by the Tibetans are instruments for delivering spiritual blessings and well being and spiritual wellness.
Rolls of thin paper which are imprinted with lots copies of the mantra or prayer: Om Mani Padme Hum, printed in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script. These prayers are wrapped around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around many times.
Usually, bigger more decorative versions of the syllables of the mantra are also carved on the outside cover of the wheel.
Tibetan Buddhists strongly believe that saying out loud this mantra, or saying it silently to oneself, conjures the strong benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
Seeing a written version of the mantra is said to have the same effect. The mantra is also carved into stones left in piles near paths where passer-byes will view them. Spinning the written form of the mantra around in a Mani wheel will also have the same effect. The more copies of the mantra the more the benefit one will get.
With tradition the prayer wheels were not used at all in Tibet except only for spiritual purposes.
Carts and like-minded wheeled devices were known of from other cultures, but the use of them was avoided. The first known mention of prayer wheel is in a written document by a Chinese pilgrim dating to 400 AD He was traveling through the area now known as Ladakh. The idea is said to have originated as a play on the phrase “turn the wheel of the dharma,” a classical metaphor for Buddha’s teaching activity.