Solar-Powered Prayer Wheels

A new addition to our product line is the Solar-Powered Prayer Wheel. We currently carry two models of this lovely prayer wheel. The Solar Prayer Wheel is a great way to increase the times that you, in effect, are saying the mantra. In Tibetan Buddhism, prayer wheels were invented so that people could 'say' the prayer without actually needing to be able to read or recite the prayer. The idea behind mantras, is that the power is in the repetition, and so when you recite mantras in Buddhism you say the mantra over and over again. Each rotation of a prayer wheel is the same as saying the mantra one time. There are variations within prayer wheels, most prayer wheels have the mantra written on the outside of the prayer wheel, but some prayer wheels also have a mantra wrapped up on the inside of the prayer wheel. The solar-powered prayer wheels are all what is called standing prayer wheels, the other main types of prayer wheels are hand-held prayer wheels and wall-mounted prayer wheels. Solar Prayer Wheels work from the sunlight, and so they will work in any well-lit room, it doesn't have to be outside.

This prayer wheel is 5 inches tall. The Buddhist mantra, om mani padme hung, is written around the outside of the mani wheel. This prayer wheel is solar-powered, and will spin automatically from the power of the sun. This prayer wheel comes in a padded red carrying case.
Solar-Powered Prayer Wheel 
This prayer wheel is 4.5 inches tall. There are gemstones around the outside of the prayer wheel and the Buddhist mantra, om mani padme hum is around the outside of this wheel as well. This prayer wheel comes in a red box.
Solar-Powered Prayer Wheel 
Either of these solar powered prayer wheels will be great additions to your Buddhist collection. The mantra around the outside of both prayer wheels is om mani padme hum (om mani padme hung) and this mantra is associated with Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. 

Singing Bowl Sets from Mandala Trading

We just listed a new section of singing bowls on Mandala Trading. This section offers a variety of singing bowl sets. There are two main types of singing bowl sets- singing bowl gift sets and groups of singing bowls together in sets of seven, one for each musical note. Our gift sets are popular to give to friends and loved ones who are starting to learn about singing bowls. The singing bowls in many of our gift sets are starter bowls, small bowls for those who want to learn more about singing bowls, without spending a lot of money and then finding that you don't enjoy playing the bowls. Here are some of our gift sets below...

 Heart Chakra Singing Bowl Set

This gift set has a small, 3.25" singing bowl, a striker, a pad for the singing bowl, a lokta paper box, and a rainbow wrist mala. This gift set style comes in a variety of colors (with more on the way) including pink, yellow, and black. This is a great little set to give as a gift. ($29.99)

Hand-Hammered Singing Bowl Gift SetOm Leather Box 
This gift set includes a hand-hammered singing bowl (6 inches wide) and a striker inside a custom-made leather box. We had this box made exclusively for our customers. The dimensions of the box are 7.75 inches wide and 5 inches tall. ($119) This set is lovely if you know someone who has a smaller bowl and would like to move up a bit. The six inch hand-hammered singing bowls produce really nice tones.

Singing Bowl Gift Set 
This set includes seven singing bowls and a leather striker. The singing bowls fit inside each other for easy storage, and there is a chakra image painted in the bottom of each bowl. This set is great if you want a variety of singing bowl tones. ($348)