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Biodegradable cotton prayer-flags (lungta)

$20.00

Our prayer flags are made from eco-friendly, biodegradable cotton cloth and ropes, which enable us to preserve their sanctity and lessen our environmental footprint as we offer the blessings imbued in them. The mantras are written in the colors of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space—yellow, white, red, green, and blue.

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Prayer flags (tib. lungta) are commonly used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. It is believed that the mantras on the flags are blown by the wind to spread goodwill and compassion into all space. Lungta were originally hand-printed on coarse cheap white cloth. Fluttering in the wind over many months, the flags would disintegrate in the rain, sun, and wind, taking the prayers to the enlightened beings and deities.

 

Our prayer flags are made from eco-friendly, biodegradable cotton cloth and ropes, which enable us to preserve their sanctity and lessen our environmental footprint as we offer the blessings imbued in them. The mantras are written in the colors of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space—yellow, white, red, green, and blue.

The flags are produced in Nepal by a women-led business that gives back a portion of the proceeds to various social causes.

 

These prayer-flags have been consecrated by the senior Lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery on an auspicious day of the Tibetan lunar calendar through the ritual practice of Kyechok Tsulzang – one of the 12 manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. Kyechok Tsulzang is associated with enriching activity and prosperity. In the Chokling Tersar texts, he is referred to as the one who bestows “the siddhi of holding the sky treasury.”

 

Dimensions of one roll:
25 prayer flags
each flag is 13 x11 inch (28 x 33 cm)
9 meters long.

 

These prayer flags are not mere decorations. They bear sacred text, and therefore are to be considered sacred objects. Please treat them with respect, just as you would treat a Buddhist statue or thanka. Do not put them on the floor, do not step over them, and do not place other objects on top of them. Hang up the prayer flags in a clean place high off the ground. “Treating the representations of Body, Speech and Mind with respect and veneration creates a tremendous amount of merit.” – Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

 

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