Prayer wheel redux

Many wheels to go

The trip to Dharamshala two months ago certainly was photogenic. And I do like photos of faith and the faithful: people practicing their rituals, at that moment when, for many, meaning and the divine are most accessible.

And prayer wheels make for good color and meditation.

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The prayer circuit

Om mani padme hum

Prayer wheels at the Namgyal Monastery in Dharamshala receive a near constant stream of attention.

The wheels, typically containing a scroll covered with repetitions of the Tibetan Buddhist mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, are turned as one walks by. One revolution of the wheel is considered equivalent to reciting the mantra as many times it’s scrawled on paper inside.

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