Hanging Prayer flags at the Garden of 1000 Buddhas

Today Vida and I had the great opportunity to work at the Garden of 1000 Buddhas as the Ewam Sangha prepares for the month-long retreat in July. Along with Charlie Pearl (our personal favorite), we moved lumber and replaced the tattered prayer flags near Rinpoche’s house. Prayers flags are very important in Tibetan Buddhism as they bless the countryside as the prayers printed on them are cast out by the wind.

The old tattered prayer flags

The old tattered prayer flags

Charlie Pearl working hard as always

Charlie Pearl working hard as always

I'm pretending to work

I’m pretending to work

More pretending on my part

More pretending on my part

Taking the old flags off the pole

Taking the old flags off the pole

Vida securing the prayer flag to the pole

Vida securing the prayer flag to the pole

Vida tying many, many knots

Vida tying many, many knots

She enjoys her work

She enjoys her work

Erecting the pole

Erecting the pole

The new prayer flags blessing the wind

The new prayer flags blessing the wind

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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