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Hanging Lungta in Nepal and Tibet

  • Riwotsegya Lungta Goal 100,000 2019
  • Amount of Flags Hung In Nepal 10,000 so Far 2019

Hanging prayer flag is very beneficial, and especially hanging the Lungta (Windhorse – meaning powerful or strong horse) prayer flag will bring protection, victory and success, transforming misfortune to happiness.

If you feel you have been struck down with bad luck or bad fortune, it is a good practice to hang Lungta flags. The Windhorse bears 3 flaming jewels (specifically Ratna) on its back. The Ta is a symbol of speed which brings about the transformation of bad fortune into good fortune.

In addition, hanging prayer flags brings benefits to all sentient beings. You are sending blessings into the world and thus removes your obstacles and increases your good luck and good fortune! The Lungta flags will carry the blessings of the flags into all pervading space.

If we raise prayer flags, they bless the elements that touch the mantras, for example, the wind. Then, animals and insects who feel this wind are purified of their negative karma, and it transfers their consciousnesses to higher realms. Also, when rain and water touch the flags, it blesses worms and other creatures in the ground and liberates them from the lower realms.

If you feel you have been struck down with bad luck or bad fortune, it is a good practice to hang prayers flags.
When it comes to the benefits to the others, as  we raise the prayer flags, they bless the elements that touch the mantras,for example, the wind. Then people, animals and insects who feel this wind, are blessed with the mantras and it transfers their consciousness to higher realms. When rain touches the flags, the water blesses worms and other creatures in the ground and liberate them from suffering.

Those who wish to hang Lungta, please specify when sponsorship is made

( suggested sponsor amounts includes flags and hanging service)

Suggested Donation. 

(no receipts will be issued for this service)

$25, $50, $100

The type of flag (length)

     5 meters, 20pcs,     12 kinds, $25 
     10 meters, 40pcs,   18 kinds, $50
     50 meters, 100pcs, 30 kinds, $100
  1. The location you wish to have them hung (Mount Kailash, Namo Buddha, Wutai Moutain)
  2. Names you wish to be written on the flag ( this can be done for practitioners or those you wish to help)

Holy Places

Kang Rinpoche (Mount Kailash) – Mt. Kailash is believed to be the abode of Demchok and Dorje Phagmo. Demchok is one of the Buddhist wisdom beings. It is said that Milarepa (c. 1052 – c. 1135), champion of Vajrayana, arrived in Tibet to challenge Naro Bön-chung, champion of the Bönreligion of Tibet. The two magicians engaged in a terrifying sorcerers’ battle, but neither was able to gain a decisive advantage. Finally, it was agreed that whoever could reach the summit of Kailash most rapidly would be the victor. While Naro Bön-chung sat on a magic drum and soared up the slope, Milarepa’s followers were dumbfounded to see him sitting still and meditating. Yet when Naro Bön-chung was nearly at the top, Milarepa suddenly moved into action and overtook him by riding on sunlight, thus winning the contest. He did, however, fling a handful of snow on to the top of a nearby mountain, since known as Bönri, bequeathing it to the Bönpo and thereby ensuring continued Bönpo connections with the region

Namo Buddha – is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites south of the Himalayas, as well as being one of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world. Known by Tibetans as Takmo Lu Jin, meaning “Tigress Body Generosity”, the Namo Buddha stupa marks the site where a young prince (in some versions, the Buddha himself) encountered a tigress close to starvation and unable to feed her own cubs. Overcome with compassion, the prince allowed the tigress to consume him and thereby feed her cubs. A small shrine a few minutes walk uphill from the stupa contains statues of the prince together with the tigress and her cubs

Wutai Mountain – Wutaishan Mountain in China is considered special for the Buddhist deity/bodhisattva Manjushri. According to oral history and Chinese literature, it was Chogyal Pagpa who first talked about the five different forms of Manjushri that are represented on each of the five peaks (actually terraces): central and four directions. The Five Manjushri forms are not depicted in a consistent manner. There are many iconographic differences appearing between the various paintings be they central figures or minor figures in a composition. This may suggest that there was no original definitive iconographic description for each of the five forms of Manjushri. These forms became more standardized after the publication of the White Beryl astrological text of Desi Sanggye Gyatso in the 17th century.

Tibetan astrology is said to have originated from the teachings of Manjushri while he dwelt on Mount Wutaishan. It is also from here, looking out onto the world, that Manjushri perceived the brilliant light shining from the relics of Dipamkara Buddha in the lake of what is now known as the Kathmandu Valley. Manjushri used his sword to cleave an opening in the mountains to drain the lake. The relics of Dipamkara are safely contained in the Swayambhunath Stupa.