Turning the Prayer Wheels
oil on canvas - SOLD
Every pray wheel, whether mounted like these or hand held, are filled with long strips of paper containing prayers for the happiness, and relief from suffering, for every "sentient being" everywhere. Turning the wheels is believed to release these prayers into the atmosphere and so send the blessing out where it is needed. Everywhere one goes in Tibetan communities one sees prayer wheels being turned, and prayers being chanted.
In this picture two woman are chatting as they turn the prayer wheels at the Dalai Lamas Tsuglag Khang Temple in Dharamsala, India. The picture captures the feeling that prayer is an everyday occurrence.
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