Although I could spend this entire post writing about prayer flags, I believe that most of you have seen or read about these, so, I will just post some links at the end of this entry for those not familiar with this religious tradition from the Tibetan monks.
I will say though that they are an integral part of any journey of such a magnitude as we are undertaking. here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about the significance;
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.
By hanging flags in high places the Lung ta will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings. As wind passes over the surface of the flags, which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is purified and sanctified by the mantras.
The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure to the elements. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old. This act symbolizes a welcoming of life’s changes and an acknowledgment that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle.
Because the symbols and mantras on prayer flags are sacred, they should be treated with respect.
So, as you can see, a prayer flag has great benefits, I know you have more than likely seen these erected in and around base camp on Everest, these are a powerful influence on any who partake upon such a dangerous journey.
The color significance of these flags are:
Blue: Sky and Space
White: Air and Wind
** Thanks to our supplier, we are able to REDUCE the cost of the prayer flags**
We are now offering prayer flags to our donors, once you have placed a minimum donation of $100.00 for individuals, or $150.00 for businesses, we will create two prayer flags, one(8×11) to ship to you for display, the other(14×17) will become a part of a prayer flag display that we will take to Everest. After the summit, all prayer flags will be signed by the team members and will be shipped to you after our return.
We will also offer a complete set of flags in all the colors(5) for $400.00 for individual(basically you get one flag at no charge) or $600.00 for businesses(same discount), all prices include shipping and a special bonus gift* upon placing donation, you should receive flag(s) within 5 to 7 business days.
*applies only to full set donation
***Update, to the first 10 businesses who purchase the full set, I will add an additional 20% discount***
To make donation and receive your flags, for now, just go to our FB page and email your order information, we will then contact you as to how to make payment and if you order the full set of flags, you may split your payments into two(2) payments one month apart, then you will receive tax-deductible receipt and confirmation of donation. If you want specific message on your flag let us know or if you want your corporate logo, again, let us know and we will be happy to arrange. Also, specify color and we will do our best to comply.
The flags we keep will also be used at all fundraising events, so this is a great way to show your support and if your business needs exposure, then this is a perfect avenue.
As always, please refer us to your friends and associates, we want everyone to feel like they are a part of this, together we can make this a reality, and change a child’s future or ensure that a child has enduring memories while spending precious time outside the hospital environment with their families, thank you for your support.