It is our sincere belief that all dharma practitioners should
have a genuine prayer wheel (Mani Khorlo) in their home or place of
practice. Numerous great lineage masters have stressed the importance
of the prayer wheel. Not only is it a wonderful means of accumulating merit,
it will also bless one's home, and all those who enter it. Karma
Pakshi, the second Gyalwa Karmapa, said that if you place a prayer wheel
next to someone who is dying, the Phowa practice will not be needed at
the time of death. It is believed the mind is automatically
transferred to Dewachen, due to the innate blessing of the prayer wheel.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche tells us: "If you have a mani prayer wheel in your
house, your house is the same as the Potala, the pure land of the
We are now offering the finest natural wood prayer wheels,
finished to a standard that is way beyond what is currently available in
the marketplace. Each piece is custom made and in our opinion, they
are works of art in themselves. They are lovingly made by a husband and
wife team from natural woods, and each mantra on the outside of the drum
is applied by hand. The handheld wheels each take more than one week to
complete. This includes several hours at the lathe, one week of staining
and protecting the wood, adding the beautiful artwork and choosing the right counterweight to help the wheel rotate smoothly.
Above: The 'Om Mani Peme Hung' mantra in Tibetan script.
The drum contains an astonishing quantity of mantras on
microfilm. Traditional wheels include mantras that have been wood block
printed on paper and therefore the number of mantras inside are limted
to thousands. Rolls of paper can often make a wheel bulky and heavy. Our
hand held wheels contain up to 100 million mantras on microfilm, which
greatly increases the merit of each rotation. They are lightweight and
spin effortlessly due to the unique inclusion of the highest quality
sealed bearings. Your wheel will never need oiling and the bearings will
never get damaged. It also means your wheel runs in complete silence, with no distracting noise when you are in the midst of
your meditation practice.
The microfilm in our 'mani wheels' contains
the mantra of Chenrezig, which has been reproduced from the original
mantra written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
A prayer wheel is an investment in your Dharma practice and
these wheels will surely be cherished by those who have the good fortune
to own one. Over the years the wood will mellow and develop its own
unique usage patina. They are truly a very skillful way of accumulating
merit in the often difficult times we live in..
A minimum of 50% from the profit of each sale will be donated to worthy charities in Tibet.
makers of our wheels have had the direct blessing of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, Ven. Tsoknyi
Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche to undertake this work.
Prayer wheels can be viewed and ordered here.