Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, printed in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script, are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around. Typically, larger decorative versions of the syllables of the mantra are also carved on the outside cover of the wheel. National Memorial…
11 Tibetan Buddhist Documentaries
This is a comprehensive list of interesting Tibetan Buddhist documentaries that are available to watch either on YouTube or on Netflix.
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Monk chanting and praying in Samye Monastery, Tibet, January 2011 (Photo: Erik Törner, IMs bildarkiv)
Samye Monastery, Tibet's first monastery. Wikipedia: The Samye Monastery or Samye Gompa is the first Buddhist monastery built in Tibet, was most probably constructed between 775 and 779 CE under the patronage of King Trisong Detsen of Tibet who sought to revitalize Buddhism, which had declined since its introduction by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The monastery is located in Dranang, Shannan Prefecture. It was supposedly modeled on the design of Odantapuri monastery in what is…
5 Tibetan Buddhist Mantras That Can Be Chanted During Tough Times - Mantras Meditation
In Tibet, the Buddhist tradition is ancient, the result being that everyone acknowledges daily recitation of sacred mantras has beneficial effects for the mind and body. For Tibetan mantras, the sound of the chant is as essential, sometimes more important, than the meanings. In some Tibetan Buddhist lineages, the sounds are said to be manifestations …