Thank you for the shipment and smooth transaction. May your attempts at benefiting the world with this new technology never be impeded, and may your life be full and buoyant.
Sakyamuni Buddha said that turning a prayer wheel once is better than having done years of retreat, intensive spiritual practice. He said, "Turning the Dharma wheel is better than listening, reflecting and meditating for eons ."
Amitabha Buddha said, "Anyone who recites the six syllables (Om Mani Padme Hung) while turning the Dharma wheel at the same time is equal in fortune to the Thousand Buddhas."
Padmasambhava said, "Even those lacking perseverance in their practice, who pass the time passively, will be able to attain mystic powers. Those with perseverance for reciting the mantra and turning the wheel will undoubtedly attain the tenth level."
We are all very blessed to be born as human beings and to have the opportunity to practice the Dharma. The prayer wheel is one of the simplest and most powerful Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practices. I encourage all Lamas, Dharma Centers, monasteries, and students to do the prayer wheel practice for the happiness and relief of misery of all beings in all realms.
-His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya
We initially built three Tibet Tech prayer wheels to be installed at Earth Sanctuary nature reserve and meditation parkland on Whidbey Island near Seattle. After feeling the power of the prayer wheels, I kept one for my shrine where I spin it in conjunction with my daily spiritual practices. I can feel my bodily sensations change as I spin it; it feels like a spiritual and pure "high" as I am motivated to generate maximum Bodhicitta. It gives my practices more meaning and our home has become very peaceful. At Earth Sanctuary, I always ask people how they feel while at Earth Sanctuary. Almost everyone says, "peaceful," with a big smile on their face!
- Chuck Pettis, Tibet Tech founder and co-executive director of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
Here are a few additional comments from people who have personally experienced the power of the Tibet Tech prayer wheels:
- I have received my hand held prayer wheel and am already using it. It is light, beautiful, robustly-constructed and turns smoothly and silently. It surprisingly retains the antique feel of my other traditional Tibetan prayer wheel. And it looks good on my altar table too. I have already recommended it to my friend who, like me, is attracted to its looks and pleasantly astounded by the incredible number of mantras contained in it. Thanks.
I run twelve Tibet Tech table-top prayer wheels 24 hrs/day, every day! It is important to dedicate the work of the prayer wheels every day, or as often as possible. I am probably going to purchase more, I would like to run 21 Wheels permanently. And maybe eventually run 108 Wheels. It is too hard to describe this experience in words.
Brock, a dedicated prayer wheel practitioner
I've been using the Tibet Tech hand-held prayer wheel about an hour each evening and morning. The prayer wheel beckons to be spun, and I find it very exhilarating, as I envision those beams of light going out purifying and energizing all living things -- I'm becoming addicted to using it, in the best of ways. I love watching the crystals catch and reflect the light.
I recently ordered and received one of your hand held prayer wheels. They are wonderfully made, beautiful, and inspiring. They are also easy to spin and a pleasure to use. When I opened the shipping box, I immediately felt the power of the prayer wheel even before first spinning it, and could feel it quickly transform the atmosphere in my home. This surprised me. My wife and I are Nyingma practitioners. We both use your prayer wheel daily and we love it. It has become a very important part of our daily practice. Thanks for all your hard work and research in making these exceptional prayer wheels available. May all sentient beings benefit from the use of your prayer wheels.
Feedback from an Amazon customer. 5 out of 5: "Absolutely phenomenal prayer wheel, you (and other people too!) can really feel the effect strongly just from using it a few minutes. Great shipping, courteous service, would definitely recommend!"
Yune L., January 5, 2012
It's curious how any ambient light seems greatly magnified with the Tibet Tech hand-held prayer wheel...try it in a darkened space with a mere a trace of light. Seems like magic to say nothing of the billions of mantras. You'll put a million fireflies to shame.
I have been practicing Dharma for more than 30 years and have had many prayer wheels. The Tibet Tech is one of my most precious possessions. Thank you for all the work you did creating it.
Michael Madrone (Ngakpa Jigdal Chopel) Italy
I'm delighted with the Tibet Tech hand-held prayer wheel & service rendered. Thanks for this stroke of genius prayer wheel.
Yours in the Dharma.
Ven. Ani-la Sangmo
I like my prayer wheel very much as it spins very well and is lovely. I googled " Tibetan prayer wheels" and looked at many sites, but I wanted one that was more "up to date technologically", such as having a microchip, but the DVDs stacked work as well. I ended up buying it directly from the Tibet Tech website as it was the authentic site and I knew who I was buying it from. I liked the fact that it was designed and blessed by His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya. That alone makes it very special to me. Thank you for a wonderful product.
The energy is so soft and sublime; thank you from the depth of my heart on behalf of all suffering beings.
As Caretaker of Earth Sanctuary, I introduce many people that are doing spiritual retreat to the prayer wheel. Every single one of them has wanted to spin the wheel as part of their retreat. When the prayer wheels were first installed at Earth Sanctuary, I brought a Native American Sundancer to see them. He spun them and said he could see the prayers spiraling out of the wheel. Now every time he comes to Earth Sanctuary he makes a point to go spin the wheel and actively encourages others to do so also. He feels the prayer wheel is very good for the earth and for all beings.
Wheel of Great Compassion: The Practice of the Prayer Wheel in Tibetan Buddhism by Lorne Ladner, Wisdom Publications, 2000, 42.
Wheel of Great Compassion: The Practice of the Prayer Wheel in Tibetan Buddhism by Lorne Ladner, Wisdom Publications, 2000, viii.