NEW FROM OUR BOOKSTORE: A SPECIAL COLLECTION OF PRAYER WHEELS BY ARTIST LILLY LIU
There is a prayer that says, “May I liberate those not liberated. May I release those not released. May I give breath to those without breath.” All of that is accomplished through spinning the prayer wheel. – H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
For the students of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, it’s hard to imagine him without his prayer wheel in hand. Through his kindness, he has shown us the power of its benefits. The practice of the prayer wheel not only helps us maintain our mindfulness, but also to engage in the practice of bodhicitta by sending out millions of mantras for the benefit of all sentient beings.
NEW TO OUR BOOKSTORE
For those who wish to engage in this practice with a very special prayer wheel, the Gar Drolma Bookstore is offering a new selection by the prayer wheel artist, Lily Liu. The beauty of these wooden prayer wheels with crystal spinner reflects the preciousness of this practice. They come with a hand-knitted cover to protect them after your practice.
Each prayer wheel contains:
- 40 million Mani mantras
- 2 million Amitabha mantras
- 1 million Padmasambhava mantras
- 1 million Tara mantras
FOUR FACETS OF MANTRAS
- Mantras are reality or dharmata in essence.
This refers to the essence of mantras being primordially empty.
- Mantras are the nature of phenomenal appearances.
This refers to how the syllables appear while remaining empty.\
- Mantras are blessings.
The mantras are the essence of the deities.
- Mantras are powerful.
The mantras intrinsically have power the attainments or siddhis we desire.