I have yet to spin a prayer wheel, but look forward to the day.
This morning's post takes us on a virtual trek to Sun Valley Idaho and more specifically to Sawtooth Botanical Garden, location of this prayer wheel.
Source: Sun Valley, Idaho, flickr
The artistry of these wheels is stunning. In September of 2005, H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama visited the Garden to bless this prayer wheel, which was a gift to the Sun Valley and greater Idaho community as well as commemorative to the Dalai Lama's "Healing Address" for the events of 9/11. The Prayer Wheel weighs 800 pounds (!) and was designed and handmade by artisans in Dharmsala, India. The pagoda it sits in is hand crafted of Douglas Fir and a creek flowing underneath spins the wheel in the warmer months. The garden was designed by Martin Mosko, a landscape architect and ordained Zen Buddhist monk. It is apparently also the largest Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel on the continent.