This one-day workshop will introduce participants to a hand building clay project where we create one Tibetan style Prayer Wheel. A Prayer Wheel is an important part of the Buddhist tradition of mantra and meditation. It is spun in a clockwise direction and each spinning sends the intention to release suffering for all sentient beings. The mantra, Om Mane Padme Hum, is carved onto the surface of the wheel and written in text and placed on the interior.
Buddhist teachers and the ancient texts expound the profound benefits of the Prayer Wheel for its ability to quickly harmonize the environment, increase compassion, encourage a peaceful state of mind, and assist practitioners on their journeys to enlightenment.
The program will begin with a morning meditation, followed by clay instruction on how to create a prayer wheel instruction. Lunch will be served, after which we will complete our prayer wheels. We'll end the day with a 45-minute restorative yoga session.
This workshop is designed as a day of intention as we breath and create our own prayer wheels.
Come join me in exploring the creation and intention of a Prayer Wheel. If you'd like me to teach this workshop in your neighborhood, please contact me.
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