Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Phakchok Rinpoche with his prayer wheel

Hi everyone,
as promised, here are photos of Rinpoche with his new prayer wheel. it is a 500,000 7-line prayer of  Guru Rinpoche on microfilm, and is made from 2 kinds of hardwoods, Maple and Walnut.
will upload some more from the teaching hall soon :-)


Monday, December 10, 2012

Phakchok Rinpoche Israel 2012

Hi everyone,

We were so very fortunate to have had Phakchok Rinpoche come to our little tiny country and give us precious teachings...
Here is a photo of him with my private prayer wheel which he loved so much :-)
on the last day, he called me and Ayelet to his room and asked us to make a special prayer wheel for him, one that has not been made before, it contained 500'000 7-line prayers of Guru Rinpoche inside on microfilm and was made from 2 different types of hardwood, handle and drum from Maple and both caps from Walnut. 
We went home that night and in the morning, I came in to the studio and lathed the wheel. By 11:30 it was coated with lacquer, and by 14:30 it was ready for delivery! It was with no doubt the fastest prayer wheel we ever made! By 15:30 we gave it to Rinpoche... he was so happy! 
Photos will be uploaded soon :-)

Micha Strauss