We are pleased to offer this handmade handheld prayer wheel crafted specially for FPMT students. Made in accordance with Lama Zopa Rinpoche's instructions and built according to traditional Tibetan Buddhist specifications, each prayer wheel is custom turned from beautiful hardwood, filled with microfilm copies of the Compassion Buddha's mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, and adorned with a beautiful Swarovski lead crystal. The Sanskrit syllables for Om Mani Padme Hum wrap around the cylinder of the prayer wheel. In between each set of letters are inlaid Swarovski lead crystals.
- Dimensions: approx. 8 H x 4.5 W inches (20 x 11 cm)
- Approx. number of mantras: 375 million
- Dimensions: approx. 11 H x 6 W (28 x 15 cm)
- Approx. number of mantras: 1 billion
Turning a prayer wheel creates extensive benefits for all beings because prayer wheels are the manifestation of the Compassion Buddha's holy speech. As a holy object, a prayer wheel has tremendous power to eliminate the self-cherishing mind that keeps us from realizing perfect bodhichitta and thus reaching enlightenment. By turning a prayer wheel with a motivation of compassion for all beings and reciting Om Mani Padme Hum, you will accumulate extensive merit and purify obstacles.
Note: Table-top models come in two parts and can easily come apart if you lift the prayer wheel by the body only. Although he body can be replaced back on the base, we recommend that you always lift and carry the prayer wheel by the base. Please don't turn a table-top prayer wheel by its crystal since it may come loose. Instead, turn the prayer wheel by grasping the top portion of the prayer wheel to spin it. Your prayer wheel should be viewed as a holy object, kept in a respectful place, and cared for with the utmost respect.
Click here for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice on the origin and benefits of the prayer (mani) wheel. For a more extensive explanation please refer to The Wheel of Great Compassion book by Lorne Ladner. To purchase this book online, please click here.
How to Order:
- If you order more than two (2) prayer wheels, place separate orders.
- Pick UPS or FEDEX as your shipping method, as your shipment will be both trackable and arrive on time. Items shipped via USPS are not trackable, and we do not take responsibility for replacement of these items if lost in transit.
- Prayer wheels are hand made and shipping may take more than one (1) month if they are not in our warehouse. Ordering early will secure your purchase as orders are filled as they are received.