Prayer Flags and Banners

Prayer Flags and Banners

Date Posted:
November 2009

Rinpoche sent this message after leaving a Dharma center.

I wanted to pass this message on to all of you. Thank you. I had a good time. Thank you for your service; it was very good.

For the future, please keep in mind regarding the banners that traditionally the monasteries have them on the roof at the corners. You should have a good design for the corners of the roof, not too thin, a bit thick. They can be made of cement or stone. Inside there should be lots of mantras of Gyaltsen Tsemoi Pungyen, many of White Mahakala mandala, the Migtsema wheel (to draw the Sangha), as well as Kurukulli for controlling wealth and sentient beings, etc. The design should be very good. Examples can be used from the Potala or Jokhang, etc.

When you put up prayer flags, pipes are better than wooden poles. Then, these keep the flags straight. The flags should be of good quality material and you should change them when they get old, on the correct day. Again, Gyaltsen Tsemoi Pungyen mantra should be used for things to go smoothly. I have also designed other prayer flags which are good to use.

With much love and prayers,

Lama Zopa