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Prayer Flags at Kilung Monastery


Prayers of compassion, printing upon air, riding the wind, benefitting all beings everywhere.

flagsAn offering of flags printed with prayers can be made for any number of reasons: Commemoration, celebration, memorial, honoring, healing, or to remove obstacles.

  1. Flag 12-15 feet tall on large, substantial, permanent flagpole with cement base. flagsPole rotates in base for flag replacement. Colorful traditional canopy at top of pole. Price includes flags replaced each year for three years. Donor’s name and/or person for whom flag is dedicated may be inscribed into cement base. Choice of location: In front of Kilung Monastery’s main temple. In front of the Kilung Shedra temple. Next to Mura Mani Wall in the Dzachu River Valley. In front of the nunnery high up on the mountain above the monastery.
  1. flagsA frame of vertical wooden poles with horizontal cables supporting a series of six-foot-high prayer flags, one for each year of life of the person for whom flags are dedicated. Location: Up the mountain behind Kilung Monastery, or next to Kilung Nunnery.
  1. flagsRegular 6-foot vertical flags on wooden poles. Choice of location: Historical Mura Mani Wall in the Dzachu River Valley below Kilung Monastery, or up the mountain behind Kilung Monastery.
  1. Sky line of prayer flags stretching from one hilltop to another, overhanging Kilung Monastery.


Flags are printed at the monastery with prayers for compassion, and more:

Names of Prayers Description Tibetan
A. Amitabha Buddha of Infinite Light (help in death process) ‘od dpag med
B. Avalokiteshvara Buddha of Compassion—Om Mani Peme Hung spyan ras gzigs
C. Barche Lamsel Clearing Obstacles of the Path (Supplication to Guru Rinpoche) bar chad lam sel
D. Bodhicitta prayer Generating Bodhicitta mind, for the benefit of all beings sems bskyed
E. Guru Rinpoche Vajra Guru Mantra sid-dhi
F. Long Life Long life sutra and mantras tshe mdo tshe gzungs
G. Refuge prayer Taking refuge in Buddha, Dharma, Sangha skyabs ‘gro
H. Sampa Lhundrub Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes (Supplication to Guru Rinpoche) bsam pa lhun grub
I. Seven Line Prayer Supplication to Guru Rinpoche tshig bdun gsol ‘debs
J. Tara Female deity of compassion sgrol ma
K. 21 Taras Complete aspects of Tara sdrol ma nyer gcig
L. Vajrakilaya Wrathful aspect of Avalokiteshvara phur bsnyen
M. Vajrasattva 100 Syllable Mantra for Purification rdo rje sems dpa’ yig brgya
O. Victorious Ones Prayer of the pinnacle of the Victorious Ones rgyal mtshan rtse mo dpung rgyan 
P. White Umbrella Protector goddess with a thousand arms gdugs dkar
Q. Wind horse Vitality; power of accomplishment rlung rta


Item Type of Flag Minimum Suggested Donation
1. Flag 12-15 feet tall on large, permanent flagpole w/ cement base $380 each
2. Prayer flags, 6-feet-high, one for each year of life $8 per flag + $108 for frame. Example: for a 50-year-old person this calculates to $508.
3. Regular 6-foot vertical flags on wooden poles $35 each. For 5 or more flags, $30 each.
4. Sky line of prayer flags Price upon inquiry.


Instructions for requesting prayer flags….

  • Calculate the amount.
  • Send us this information by e-mail
    • Your e-mail address or phone number
    • Type of prayer flags
    • Number of prayer flags
    • Location
    • Specific prayers on the prayer flags
    • Dedication for the prayers
  • Send your donation by Paypal or send us a check.


Please designate the purpose of your donation under “special instructions”.

If you have any questions please contact us.

flagsIt may be possible to request advice from Kilung Jigme Rinpoche about which type of prayer will be most beneficial. Dana is requested for this service. Please contact us for further information.

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