Windhorse Flag Hanging
Our Resident Master again has been very thoughtful and kind to organise this Windhorse Flag Hanging ceremony which has given us great opportunity to be able to experience and benefit from this ceremony.
According to our Resident Master that in Nepal, these flags are strung together and hung at mountain passes, over homes and temples, or anywhere the wind will blow their prayers to the universe, to appease the local spirit powers and grant the wishes of the person who hung the flags. Though not everybody may have a chance to visit Nepal therefore Venerable organised this flag hanging at the roof top and alongside of the Centre. Our Resident Master mentioned that this day is chosen in accordance to astrological date of Tibetan calendar. It is an auspicious day to perform such ceremony.
Therefore, we have this auspicious day to make our wish too. We were all reminded that we must make wish not for our own self but for the other realms of existence they may reside, should be happy and free from suffering, and that the individual making the wish should have the good fortune to be allowed to assist in the liberation of all beings, without exception.
It is said that hanging prayer flags is certain to yield greater peace, happiness, and health for oneself, for ones loved ones and neighbors, for strangers in the area, and even for ones enemies.
During the flag hanging ceremony, our Resident Master together with the other lamas performed smoke offering.
In the evening, Mahakala puja took place to end the entire ceremony of the day.
It is very meaningful for all of us who attended the ceremony and may all who were not in attendance due to some reasons, you will be blessed too.
Chanting during the ceremony by our Resident Master and assisted by a lama
Smoke offering during the windhorse flag hanging ceremony
Devotees took turn to make smoke offering
An offering event during the ceremony
Devotees helped in tying the windhorse flags together
Devotees were putting the windhorse flags to the individual pole for each direction
Two devotees helped in fixing the flag pole for each direction
The view after the flags were hung
All devotees together with Venerable appreciate the view of flags after being hung