New version: Sanskrit script!

Download the latest version from the Android App Market. I dedicate this new version to my friend Glen El-Hayek. Miss you, man.

Almost 100,000 prayers!

We are nearing the 100,000 prayer mark!

Some users have uploaded an artifically incremented prayer count. I have removed the invalid entries from the prayer count, which is why the count is about ~300,000 lower than it was.

To celebrate the occasion I'm adding additional mantra's to the Prayer Wheel app. Check for updates soon!

About prayer wheels

Prayer wheels are cylindrical 'wheels' with prayers written on them - traditionally, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Prayer wheels are used by buddhists in and around Tibet. The wheels turn on a spindle; each revolution sends a prayer into the world. It is believed that spinning a prayer wheel is the same as orally reciting the prayer. Digital prayer wheels are supposed to work the same way, radiating peaceful prayers all around your computer or handheld.

Mani wheels are always spun clockwise, so the syllables of the mantra are rotated in such a way that they pass the viewer in the order they would be read.

Use and benefits

Prayer wheels are used for meditation. Turn the wheel gently, not too fast or frantically. As you turn the wheel, focus your mind and repeat the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra. Keep in mind the motivation and spirit of compassion for all beings. Apart from harmonizing your environment and increasing positive energy around you, this technique will stabilize your mind and improve mindfulness. Mantra recitation produces significant psychological and physiological relaxation.

Tibetans use prayer wheels to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities (bad karma), thus assisting them on their journeys to enlightenment.

Download the app

Digital prayer wheels have the same benefits as physical ones. Now you can improve your mindfulness practice anywhere! Download the latest version of the prayer wheel app for your Android phone here.