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April 09, 2010 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Mantra, Malas, Meditation, Mind Body Spirit, Sacred Art

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About prayer wheels

Prayer wheels are traditionally used in Tibetan Buddhist practice to gather wisdom and good karma, to increase and dedicate compassion, and to transform negativity and enter a peaceful, meditative state. Regardless of your own spiritual tradition, prayer wheels are a beautiful addition to your environment as both sacred art, and an opportunity for daily practice.

Wound around an axel within the container of the wheels are long strips of thin paper that have been imprinted over and over with a mantra or prayer. The outside of the wheels are usually decorated with a carved or painted rendition of the mantra as well. The wheels are spun clockwise and with each revolution, the mantra written within accumulates power and is offered to the universe as prayer.

Om Mani Padme Hum is the mantra most commonly inscribed in and on prayer wheels. Tibetan Buddhist tradition tells us this mantra came from Chenrezig, a deity known as the embodiment of compassion. Chanting and/or spinning this mantra in a prayer wheel is said to invoke this archetypal power and harmonize human beings with the vibration of pure compassion, while calming, opening and evolving the mind.

From Tibet with love

While in Tibet, Celedra worked with local artisans to design these beautiful desktop prayer wheels. Each wheel is inlaid with turquoise and pearl and bears the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum in Tibetan script. Each desktop prayer wheel comes with an extra long strip of paper handmade at a Tibetan monastery. The paper is blank for you to write your own mantra or prayers to spin out to the universe!

5% of profits benefit the Nangchen Nuns of Tibet. To order, or for more information email info@celedra.com or call (866) 409-6252.


ME 2 Challenge: Meditation and Sacred Archetypes

August 13, 2009 By: Matsya Siosal Category: Mind Body Spirit

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Participating in the ME 2 Challenge I am taking at least 20 minutes each day to meditate. This almost always involves chanting a mantra while counting the repetitions on my wrist mala. Inspired by Celedra’s interview with Lama Palden I am looking into meditation on some of the world’s beloved goddesses.

As a writer I have always had a deep interest in archetypes as communicators of information from beyond our immediate understanding. I also appreciate how archetypes serve as embodiments of a timeless source and therefore provide spiritual nourishment and illumination. Read more »




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