Peace on Earth

December 24, 2012

Prayer wheels at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle

Prayer wheels and prayers for peace

The holiday season rings with the prayer for “Peace on Earth.”  These prayer wheels at the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle are monuments to peace and harmony.  Enclosed within each prayer wheel is a scroll with a mantra of lovingkindness and compassion written 100,000 times.  Spin the wheels to send the prayer — a universal desire for peace on earth.

“Your thoughts become your words.
Your words become  your actions.
Your actions become your habits.
Your habits become your character.
Your character becomes your destiny.”
— The Buddha

Prayer flags flutter outside the Sakya Monastery

Buddha with offerings