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A Prayer in the Wind

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“Thousands of Tibetans have had to flee from their country and live in exile around the world. Their Prayer Flags continue to represent the tradition of sending out prayers, but they also remind us of a nation of gentle people who have been robbed of their home. Prayer flags are still stamped with prayers and hung to let the wind carry their messages in Tibetan refugee villages. Most of the Tibetan Prayer Flags we see today are made in those communities. And so, people around the world have adopted the custom of hanging Prayer Flags to commemorate special events and to transmit their blessings.”

- Peace Flag Project

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“After some time the prayer flags will fade and fray symbolizing the natural passing of all things…”

5 Responses to A Prayer in the Wind

  1. Harold Green says:

    This is fascinating. I had never heard of Prayer Flags Jolene. My mind has been opened a bit wider by your post today. Thank you.

    • Thank you, Harold. I had only a vague understanding of the history until I sat down to read a travel essay today by Catherine Watson (author of Home on the Road – Further Dispatches from the Ends of the Earth). I was reminded of these old Prayer Flag photos and decided to look up some information.

  2. Very zen, I love the faded colours

    • Thanks! At first I questioned altering the photo to change the colors, but then it seemed to go so well with the last idea about the natural passing of all things.

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