Friday 8th February 2019. Today many prayer flags (lung-ta) were put up around the Animal Liberation Sanctuary by Kopan monks and sanctuary staff to celebrate Losar (Tibetan New Year). We were very fortunate that the prayer flags were blessed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other monks during a puja yesterday.
The monks did another ceremony and offered incense prior to the erection of the colourful ‘windhorses’. Prayer flags are a way to bless the environment and all the beings in it as the wind blows over the mantras and spreads the blessings far and wide.