1. Religion & Spirituality
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Traditional Prayer Wheels

How to Use a Prayer Wheel

By

Basket filled with prayer wheels

Prayer Wheels

image © Chris Walker Innerwealth2, Flickr Creative Commons Buddhist Prayer Wheel

Healing Lesson of the Day

<previous> 03/02 <next>

Prayer: How Do You Pray | Light a Prayer Candle | Tibetan Prayer Wheels | Native American Prayer Ties | Prayer Beads | For the Highest Good of All Concerned | Praying to the Angels | Praying Hands

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)
Thomas Northcut / Getty Images
  1. About.com
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Holistic Healing
  4. Holistic Approach
  5. Healing Community
  6. Tools of the Trade
  7. Prayer Wheels
  8. Traditional Prayer Wheels

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.