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Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Prayer Wheel House


As people walk around the Stupa clockwise reciting prayers, their path takes them through the Prayer Wheel House, where they turn the prayer wheels as they go.  The prayer wheels are at the front of the building. The back part will have drawers where the ashes of the deceased will be kept. The prayer wheels contain millions of mantras (short prayers) for peace and compassion which have been inscribed on paper soaked in saffron water and blessed in a special way. As one turns the prayer wheel clockwise it activates the blessing of the mantras, transmitting the energy of peace and compassion in all directions.

~ from the Kagyu Samye Ling website. The wording is a bit out of date because the ashes of people and animals (pets) are already starting to be stored in the shelves. There is also a book in which you can write the names of deceased people for whom prayers will also be offered.

Posted by bigblue on 29/08/2012 at 06:24 PM
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