Tibetan prayer wheels or Mani wheels as called by the Tibetans spread spiritual blessings and attract Good karma and purify bad karma. Usually you should spin them clockwise as it correlates to the mantra and the movement of the sun across the sky. (I accidentally went the wrong way the first time.) 🙈
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"Spinning a prayer wheel is not a mindless exercise. Spinning the prayer wheel should be done with the proper intentions. The prayer wheel practice should be visualized as a manifestation of the Body, Speech and Mind of the Buddha. With our hands (Body) we spin and move the prayer wheel. With our speech, we recite one of the mantras in the prayer wheel (e.g. Om Mani Padme Hung). And with our mind, we engage in visualizations or recitations, using our motivation and intention to bless all beings and bring peace to our surroundings and the entire world.
Visualizations and contemplations that can be done while spinning a prayer wheel include: • Pray: "May all beings be happy. May all beings be free from suffering."
• Focus your thoughts on loving-kindness, equanimity, and the benefit of others, not oneself.Recite Om Mani Padme Hung, the six-syllable mantra of loving kindness and compassion, while spinning the prayer wheel. This strengthens our mind and brings the optimal intention to the spiritual practice and increases the benefits to all sentient beings.
• Visualize beams of light, bright like the sun, radiating out from the prayer wheel in all directions, illuminating you and purifying your negative thoughts, destroying your negative karma and diseases. Then, visualize the beams of light bringing happiness to all beings and relieving them of their sufferings. All the negativity is absorbed into the prayer wheel and destroyed.
• Focusing on a problem, like a war or tragedy, and spinning the prayer wheel to try and relieve the suffering of the people being harmed and hurt.
Prayer wheels can also be used by sick people for healing. Lama Zopa Rinpoche reports that he knows quite a few people who combined meditation with the prayer wheel and completely recovered from terminal cancer.
After turning the prayer wheel, it is beneficial to dedicate the merit of this spiritual practice for the liberation of sentient beings, the arousal of Bodhicitta (love and compassion for all beings), and the long lives and works of one's teachers (Lamas). "
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Whether you are looking for spiritual enlightenment or the world's highest summit, travel to Nepal holds a mystical allure. After a scenic flight over 29,000-foot Mount Everest, we came down to earth in the medieval streets of Kathmandu, and explored Buddhist and Hindu temples.
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Son casi las las 16 de la tarde y esta mañana fue muy emocionante para nosotros estar a las 9:30 en Boudhanath Stupa. La energía que se siente es hermosa, el magnetismo es de haber estado ahí antes varias veces 💜. 🙏
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