What is a Tibetan prayer wheel?

Answer A Tibetan prayer wheel, also called a mani wheel, is a device designed for praying as efficiently as possible. The prayer "Om Mani Padme Hum" is printed onto slips of paper that are used to fill a ... Read More »

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What is a prayer wheel?

Prayer wheels are cylindrical devices containing Buddhist mantras. They are turned or spun by Buddhists as a form of prayer. The most common is the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, said to contain all the... Read More »

Differences Between a Prayer Veil & a Prayer Shawl?

Prayer veils and prayer shawls may sound similar but they are actually very different. The prayer veil has traditionally been worn by Catholic women during church services and prayer while the pray... Read More »

What is a Tibetan gau?

A Tibetan gau is a kind of Buddhist container typically made of some kind of metal.JewelryThe Tibetan gau is often worn as jewelry.AmuletA common use of the Tibetan gau is to carry amulets that are... Read More »

What is the symbolism of the Tibetan OM?

The Tibetan OM symbolizes the original sound of the universe, from which all was created. It is considered a "seed" syllable in mantras, the first sound in sacred chants, including the oldest Tibet... Read More »