MR3507 Prayer flags

MR3507 Prayer flags

Photo : Matthieu Ricard

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MR3507 Prayer flags ::

Prayer-flags cover an entire hillside near the monastery of Shechen, in eastern Tibet. Prayer-flags can be found throughout Tibet and Bhutan, on hilltops, in wooded clearings, at river confluences, near temples, and atop high mountains. The flags are printed from wooden blocks with prayers and sacred images. Once or twice a year, the local people replace them with new ones that have been consecrated by a lama. It is said that wherever the wind that touches them goes, it will carry the beneficial power of the prayers to any beings it meets. The other elements are used similarly: prayers carved in the rocks, big prayer-wheels turned by the running water of mountain streams, or smaller ones turned by the heat rising from the flame of a butter-lamp. 2012

Purchase online a professional quality photographic print, signed by the hand of Matthieu Ricard, buddhist monk, photographer and author. He has also been the French interpreter of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama since 1989. Some of the photographs in his collection are printed in limited edition, signed, numbered and delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

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