Middletown Springs, VT (PRWEB) October 24, 2007
Tibetan Prayer Wheels was founded when the owners discovered a unique innovation in prayer wheels while traveling through Nepal in search of Tibetan Buddhism sacred art and feng shui items. A Buddhist monk in Kathmandu, with the encouragement of his teacher Lama Zopa Rinpoche - one of Buddhism's foremost scholars in the prayer wheel tradition and prominent student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - combined the traditional techniques of making prayer wheels with modern technology to incorporate millions of mantras inside the wheels rather than the usual thousands. Tradition states that the more mantras there are inside a prayer wheel, the more benefit spinning the prayer wheel brings; these new prayer wheels increase the possible blessings by 100 times or more. They are also useful in the art of feng shui.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama handwrote the Mani Mantra - the mantra of peace and compassion - specifically for the purpose of duplicating as many times as possible for use in these prayer wheels. Using special equipment, the mantras are MicroPrinted so that millions of copies can be fitted into even the smallest prayer wheel. They are then properly placed inside the prayer wheel in accordance with thousands of years of Tibetan Buddhism tradition.
The prayer wheels are handcrafted in the Himalaya region of Nepal, bordering Tibet. The artisans have an ancient lineage in this sort of craft, and the wheels are beautiful, functional, responsibly made and part of the global fair trade initiative.
The prayer wheel plays a very important role in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition. The practice of turning the prayer wheel, or even wearing or having in one's home, is said to be of immeasurable benefit for oneself and others. Buddhist teachers and the ancient texts expound the profound benefits of the prayer wheel for its ability to quickly harmonize the environment, increase compassion, encourage a peaceful state of mind, and assist practitioners on their journeys to enlightenment. The beauty and energy of these prayer wheels makes them useful for anyone seeking to harmonize their environment with feng shui, bring adornment to their home or person, or add a new dimension to their current meditation practice.
Tibetan Prayer Wheels is proud to be one of the very few places that are offering this marvelous combination of traditional Buddhist Sacred Art and modern technology in one of its finest uses. They carry handheld, table top and pendant prayer wheels. The tiny, yet fully functional and correctly made, Pendant Prayer Wheels hold 2.2 million mantras; the largest of the table top Prayer Wheels have over 40 million mantras. All the wheels are of the highest quality and as beautiful to look at as they are to spin.
Tibetan Prayer Wheels also offers traditionally made Tibetan Prayer Flags; made in the Himalayas, they are used to promote peace, compassion and wisdom. It is believed the energy of the prayers and sacred mantras on the flags are blown in the wind and will bring Joy, Happiness and Good health to all who see them, as well as their families, loved ones, neighbors, and all people throughout the world. And followers of feng shui are sure to have them around.
More unique items are already available on Tibetan Prayer Wheels' site, and the selection will continue to expand. The company's commitment to high quality Tibetan Buddhism products that help everyone - from the people who make them to those who purchase them - is reflected in thoughtful charitable donations. A percentage of the sales from Tibetanprayerwheels.com are donated to the Bodhi Tree Children's educational fund in Bodhgaya.