Prayer Wheel Workshop

A Ubiquitous Buddhist Symbol in Nepal

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$30.00per guest
Hosted by Rajesh Maharjan

Highlights

  • Create the perfect personalized gift for yourself, for friends or family back home
  • Take home a completely unique souvenir that no one else will have
  • Opportunity to learn from a professional prayer wheel craftsman
  • Enjoy the ambience of the workshop which is located in the hosts humble home

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • All tools and materials

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
$US 30.00 per guest
4 hours
1 - 3 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

Booking Options

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Guest

Select add-ons to customize your tour!

Private Class
$ 20.00/pax
Pick up service (one vehicle fits 3 person)
$ 15.00/trip

More About This Experience

Prayer wheels are central to Tibetan Buddhism. These prayer wheels have prayers/chants written on them that devotees believe is chanted with every rotation. Prayer wheels generally line the outskirts of religious sites where pilgrims and devotees walk around the site rotating these wheels as they make their rounds. There is however a portable version of the prayer wheel as well, which one can rotate in one's hand with relative ease. And it is this portable prayer wheel that you will be making for this course. Based on the size of the prayer wheel that you want to make you will first have to mark the metal sheet which will then have to be cut with a pair of heavy duty scissors. Once you have the sheet ready it has be moulded into a circular shape. With the base of the prayer wheel ready, next up is getting the pre-shaped text (the prayers) into shape to fit on the metal base. The next step involves using high pressure flames to mould the metal and put the pieces in place (only the host will handle the high pressure flames for safety reasons). The last step for this course is preparing the handle on which the prayer wheel will be mounted. Once this is done then all you have to do is fix the prayer wheel to the handle and there you have it, your own portable prayer wheel! ;) Please note that if you have selected an add on for pick up then we use local taxis.

Additional Information:

  • - Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • - Be at the pick-up point 10 minutes before the activity begins
  • - The process can be quite difficult so note the host is always there to help you
  • - As there is a fari degree of metal work involved, we would ask you to take note of your personal safety
  • - The activity is conducted sitting on the floor so please wear appropriate clothing

Location

The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

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Rajesh Maharjan

Rajesh is from a long chain of metal carvers. He has been working in this field for more than 25 years. He learnt this skill from his father and mother. He is very passionate about his work and wants to be very suc...

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US$ 30.00 per guest