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prayer wheel

Buddhism (esp in Tibet) a wheel or cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, each revolution of which is counted as an uttered prayer, so that such prayers can be repeated by turning it
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Apart from their traditional role in accumulating merit for those who turn the prayer wheels in the clockwise direction, the chukor manis served as the main marker of the entrance into the royal court for people visiting the palace.
Just walking around the medieval stone alleys of Manang where you see flocks of sheep, snot nosed kids, prayer wheels will transport you in time.
Whereas the maroon dress, bright lights, the streamers and flags, prayer wheels, wicks and drums and the ecstatic sound of cymbals can exhilarate the reader/audience, the heart-rending story of Utpal, her vicissitudes and the painful dilemmas of the nuns as to whether they should renounce or return to society, lend a tragic character to the play.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site that's a must see is the Bouddhanath Stupa, home to Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal where groups of red clad monks mix with local citizens and pilgrims, rich and poor, to circle the stupa tipping the prayer wheels as they go.
* Allow individuals to hang up sun catchers and prayer wheels. * Provide privacy screens to facilitate prayer.
Bernard Seif has long spun his prayer wheels in two directions--East and West, Christian and Buddhist.
Examples from the exhibits include texts from Hebrew manuscripts, the Qur'an and an illuminated manuscript from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; a medieval map of the Holy Land and pilgrims' aids including Buddhist prayer wheels. Images of central shrines include the Kaaba in Mecca and a large 17th-century model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
I will take them to the foot of the Himalayas where they can spin prayer wheels and charm monks dressed in bright robes.
It can take an hour to breathlessly reach the valley floor, where rectangular glassless windows frame endless views: a monk passes unheard, but in his wake leaves a line of tin-can prayer wheels slowly turning.
She visits the Samye Ling Buddhist Centre in Dumfriesshire where monk, Rinchen Khandro, explains the spiritual dimension of prayer wheels.
She also captured a candid photo of the locals and the prayer wheels at the National Memorial Chorten.
Surrounding the edifice are 108 prayer wheels. The complex also houses a religious school.