Odiyan Retreat Center

Wind Prayer Wheels

“Through the blessings of your compassion.

May the deeply wounded heart be healed

May tormented emotions be released

To benefit myself and others”

Support peace in the world – The 1000 Wind Prayer Wheels Project

Since ancient times in the Himalayas prayer wheels and prayer flags have been used to bring peace and harmony; balancing the negative forces of nature, preventing natural and man made disasters.

Recently at Odiyan, a Tibetan retreat center in Northern California, new wind prayer wheels have been designed that efficiently turn in a gentle breeze or a quietly turn in wind storm. They are beautiful and captivating to watch.

The Great Masters have offered us skilful means to clear the dark energies that obscure our minds and hearts. Prayer wheels are one such gift.  Wherever prayer wheels turn, the mantras they set in motion can help ease pain, change consciousness, and transform negative energy into positive attitudes and thoughts.  Our meditation, good intentions, prayers, and offerings support their power to reverse the momentum of samsara, purifying the heart and mind, encouraging virtue, and restoring balance to the natural world.

1,000 Wind Prayer Wheels were produced and shipped to Odiyan. The focus now is the assembly and installation of the Wind Prayer Wheels. Few hundreds of them will be installed on the roof of currently installed 2,000 Prayer Wheels Arbor encircled the main Temple in Odiyan dedicated to World Peace. Once complete this will be the largest installation of Prayer wheels and wind prayer wheels in the world.

We will then offer the wind prayer wheels to the world, with specific attention to places of past brutal wars and death as well as areas of current conflict. In time, it could be possible to have wind prayer wheels throughout the world.

More funds are required to allow the last steps of  assembly and installation of the wind prayer wheels in Odiyan.

We ask your support. Here is how you can take part :


“Until all sentient beings are free from suffering

Until compassion and wisdom guide the world

May my heart become pure and my prayers empowered

Through the blessings of your compassion”