Construction of the Prayer Wheel Pagoda

As seen in the pictures below, the prayer wheel pagoda project has been completed. The total expense of this project was $7,950.00 US to cover the following main items: 1) two-level 16ft x 16ft concrete foundation with metal post; 2) wood and PVC materials; 3) roof; 4) rolls of mantras; and, 5) labor.

This special golden-colored metal prayer wheel of 5ft tall by 3ft diameter contains billions of mantras of deities and Dharma protectors to bring blessings to the surrounding environment in which it was built, to those who build it, and to those who visit and venerate it.

The Legend Story of the First Prayer Wheel

As it was told: “To Bodhisattva Naga King, those who see or hear about the Dharma wheel, talk about it, even think about it or touch it, will soon be separated from the sufferings of the three lower realms.”

The first prayer wheel was created by Dipankara Buddha, the first Buddha of this eon, and was given to the Nagas as a gift. Later on, the Nagas offered the prayer wheel to Bodhisattva Nagarjuna. From then on, prayer wheels have spread widely in this world in all kinds of forms, big and small.

About this Mani Wheel

This prayer wheel contains billions of mantras of Buddhas, Deities and Dharma Protectors to bring blessings to the surrounding environment in which it is built, to those who built it, and to those who visit and venerate it.

Included are those mantras of Buddha Sakyamuni, Buddha Amitabha, Buddha Amitayus, Medicine Buddha, Buddha Vairochana, Buddha Akshobhya, Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrasattva, Vajrapani, Chakrasamvara, Green Tara, White Tara, Namgyalma (Ushnishavijaya), Vajrayogini, Dzambhala, Mahakala, Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), Milarepa, Jigten Sumgon, Achi Chokyi Drolma, Interdependent of Origination, Great Cloud of Blessings, and Derge Kangyur – the translated words of the Buddha.

This prayer wheel with the mantras is a field of enormous merit which benefits all beings by preventing disease, obstacles and war, and by promoting harmony, prosperity, longevity, good health and peace.

How to Benefit All Sentient Beings

Just touching and spinning the prayer wheel with a motivation to benefit all beings without exception will bring great purification of negative karma and obscurations, and accumulate inconceivable merits.

Many mantras contained in the prayer wheel radiate outside with each rotation, make offerings to the Buddhas and shower a rain of love upon all beings in the six realms, thus melting their self-grasping and increasing their love, compassion and bodhicitta. The mantra accomplishes uninterrupted offering to the Buddha, uninterrupted purifications of obscurations in sentient beings, and uninterrupted attainment of siddhis.

By spinning the prayer wheel, you practice virtues of body, speech and mind simultaneously – physical virtues by holding and spinning the wheel, verbal virtues as you send out the mantras, and mental virtues as you sustain mindful awareness and are not distracted as you spin the wheel.

May anyone who sees, hears, touches, talks, or thinks about this Mani prayer wheel have the fortune to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings!

– 8th Kyabjé Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche


With tremendous generous support from many brothers, sisters and friends, our prayer wheel pagoda funding line has exceeded of our goal.  Please accept our vast ocean of thanks for your support and donations, from large to small, that have been generously offered to DDSC.

We wish to thank you very much for your faithful and unconditional support to contribute towards the fulfillment of the enriching mission DDSC.  Whether you have given monetary gifts, contribution of services, or through rejoicing and training your mind – it has taken all kinds of thread to make a complete quilt, and you are the ones who have helped make that possible!

Drikung Dharma Surya


Sangha members joyfully worked hard to roll paper mantras for the Prayerwheel on Jan 20, 2017

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