WHAT IS A PRAYER FLAG?

To understand the inspiration for Woodstock Peace Flags, it is important to know what a Tibetan Prayer Flag is…

A very simple description:

Prayer flags are a Tibetan tradition of marking pieces of fabric with specific prayers and hanging them outside so that the wind can carry those prayers into the atmosphere.

Tibetans are very peaceful people by nature, and the Buddhist Philosophy is based upon compassion for all living beings and our planet.

 

His Holiness Karmapa, is a Tibetan teacher who is very concerned about our environment. Considering Climate Change to be the “biggest challenge,” and the essential question for the 21st century.

He has created a website dedicated to environmental solutions:

KHORYUG is a network of Buddhist monasteries and centers in the Himalayas working together on environmental protection of the Himalayan region with the aim of practically applying the values of compassion and interdependence towards the Earth and all living beings that dwell here. As Buddhist practitioners, we believe that our actions must flow from our aspiration to benefit all sentient beings and safeguard our mother Earth and that this positive change in our societies must begin with ourselves first. KHORYUG aims to develop a partnership with community based organizations and NGOs wherever there is a member monastery or center so that together with our communities, we can help and protect all life on Earth now and for the future. Subscribe to get updates on the progress of KHORYUG, and to learn more about how you can help.

DOWNLOAD KARMAPA’S 108 SUGGESTIONS FOR WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

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