Prayer Wheels in Tibetan Life

If you’ve ever visited the Himalayan regions of northern India or Nepal, you will see these “wheels on sticks” being twirled everywhere by the old and young alike. Tibetans, being a deeply religious people, believe wholeheartedly in the power of prayer. Prayer wheels are filled inside with handwritten prayers and stamped on the outside with one of the most common Tibetan prayers, “Om Mani Padme Hum,” the prayer of compassion. As you spin the wheel, your prayers fly on the wind and are dispersed to the four corners of the world, bringing prayers of peace and loving-kindness to all.

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