At the request of many of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s students, the Dharma Ratna team under the guidance of the senior lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery have prepared eco-friendly prayer flags (tib. lungta) made from all-natural materials. These days many inexpensive prayer flags are made with synthetic materials, which concerns all of us who care about ecology and about our Earth. Synthetic-fiber flags are not easily degradable, and when burned, pollute the air and environment.
Dharma Ratna’s eco-friendly lungta are made in Nepal, using 100% cotton fabric and hemp thread. Each flag bears a magnetizing supplication (tib. Wangdü Soldeb), written by Mipham Rinpoche – “The Giant Cloud of Blessings.”
The lungta have been blessed by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and consecrated by an assembly of senior lamas and monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery through the ritual practices of magnetizing and enriching activities (Kurukulle and Kyechok Tsulsang).
“Recite Wangdü diligently and hang up many Wangdü prayer flags. This will help in spreading the Dharma and also benefit local sentient beings; your body and mind can enjoy greater freedom, and happiness will spontaneously arise in you. The outer effect of Wangdü prayer is the ability to benefit all living beings; to transform ordinary adverse circumstances into positive ones. The inner effect is the ability to tame one’s mind: to control discursive thoughts, and thereby attain unrestrained control of the body and the mind. Be careful when hanging prayer flags. It is best to hang them somewhere high off the ground such as a roof top or on a mountain. Prayer flags are no different from the deities themselves. If they are hung in an inappropriate place and people step over them, this would be a considerable mistake.” – Khenpo Sodargye
“Treating the representations of Body, Speech and Mind with respect and veneration creates a tremendous amount of merit.” – Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Each flag is 20 x 22 cm (7.8 x 8.6 inches).
Small roll of 9 flags is 2 meters (6.75 feet) long.
Large roll of 21 flags is 4.8 meters (15.6 feet) long.
There are additional 30 cm (12 inches) of thread on each side for tying to a support.