prayer wheels


Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, printed in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script, are wound around an axle in a protective container, and … Continue reading prayer wheels

Chinese convoy in Lhasa


This image is disturbing for anyone who knows even a little about the Chinese heavy handed approach to Tibet. Even if one doesn’t know much about it, everyone at least is aware that the Dalai Lama has lived in exile for almost 60 years (he fled in 1959). This image was taken in 2006 when the … Continue reading Chinese convoy in Lhasa