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Traditional Prayer Wheels

How to Use a Prayer Wheel


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Prayer Wheels

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The Tibetan Prayer Wheel is a cylindrical wheel set atop a spindle. It is used as a "focusing tool" for reciting mantras, visualizing, and prayer intentions.

Traditional Prayer Wheel Practice

  • Spin prayer wheel in clockwise direction.
  • Recite mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum
  • Visualize white light beams shooting out from the prayer wheel.
  • Intend the light to bathe you, both your physical body and auric body.
  • Pray for purification, healing, and enlightenment.
  • Embrace the Four Immeasurables (Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity)
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