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Saturday, 6 September 2014

dispelling gravity....

My personal prayer wheel, purchased in Lhasa, Tibet this summer.
Prayer wheels are cylinders that spin around a central axis.
They contain printed prayers,
which are sent out into the universe by the spinning motion.

Prayer wheels
kept in motion by the hands of believers 
and sometimes by tiny moons on chains
orbiting around them,
gathering momentum,
dispelling gravity.

A bank of public prayer wheels in the Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet.

"Everything is motion.
To the motion be true."

Bruce Cockburn, The Gift

For more posts about my time in Tibet, see here, here, here, or here.

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