Tantricheartwheels operating on limited basis for a bit longer.
"Mantras are the natural sounds of the dimension of the divine, and are recited as the vibrational key to that dimension," Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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Thanks for all your positive support & healing prayers! We have Prayer Wheels for sale as well as mantras on microfilm for sale. Tantricheartwheels welcomes you!
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This site contains information on acquiring prayer wheels and the microfilmed mantras to be wound inside them. Table top prayer wheels are made from brass, copper or stone- such as marble or onyx. (We are trying to get away from wood to help set a precedent so less trees will be cut down in the future.) We have Om Mani Padme Hum mantras, the 7-Line prayer of Padmasambhava, the Medicine Buddha mantra and the Green Tara mantra -Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha. All on microfilm! Why microfilm? Because according to the lineage text on prayer wheels the more mantras that are wound inside - then the more powerful the prayer wheel. The reason that microfilm is the best technology is because it reduces the written mantra with clarity-retaining the integrity of the script. And according to the lineage text - the mantras inside a prayer wheel "must face outwards" and microfilm is the best technology that follows these guidelines set by enlightened beings. (For microfilm mantras only go to the 'Contact Us' page then click on the sub-link titled 'Mantra reels'.

"To benefit sentient beings, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas manifest
in the prayer wheel to purify all our negative karmas and obscurations
and to cause us to actualize the realizations of the path to enlightenment."
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Unique Prayer Wheel Pendants Available!

Carry Om Mani Padme Hum-the mantra of the Compassion Buddha with you... over your heart.
(The Medicine Buddha mantra, Green Tara mantra and the [ultimate in protection] 7-Line Prayer of Padmasambhava are available too.)
Inside each large prayer (Mani) wheel pendant below is a roll of microfilm mantras containing over 1 million Om Mani Padme Hum mantras from an original we obtained from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is unique in its incredible potency in purifying karma and accelerating enlightenment realizations. Known by advanced yogis and Dharma masters to enhance siddhis (spiritual powers) it helps to uplift others from lower states, accumulate merit (good karma) and actualize the wisdom to realize enlightenment.

These sterling silver mani-wheel pendants are easily spun. With a flick of the finger they whir like a mini-tornado radiating blessings. Spinning a prayer wheel while intoning Om Mani Padme Hum imbues you and your surroundings with the expansive luminosity of Pristine Interconnected Non-duality. This is another way of saying that while spinning a prayer wheel you are practicing a profound Dharmic path that will help you realize the true essence of your natural mind - unlimited cognizance free of solidifications. At the heart of this Dharma practice is the ACCUMULATION OF MERIT (good karma) and the BLOSSOMING OF WISDOM. Prayer wheel pendants this powerful bestow extensive compassionate benefits to those openhearted enough to reap their fortunate karma.


"Mantras are the natural sounds of the dimension of the divine, and are recited as the vibrational key to that dimension."
Namkhai Norbu

Om Mani Padme Hum is a potent mantra attuned to the resonating frequency of the subtle light body of human beings. This is different than the western idea of prayer. This mantra is a sacred word or primordial resonance that is used as an activating tool to take one out of conceptual habits and into the NOW of spontaneous presence. Thought-free Wakefulness. Like a tuning fork that causes other tuning forks of the same key to vibrate, the resonating frequency of Om Mani Padme Hum harmonizes with the spiraling DNA rainbow body of light that is our own inner galaxy of freewheeling chakras of pure awareness!

GREEN TARA MANTRAS, MEDICINE BUDDHA MANTRAS and 7-LINE PRAYER of PADMASAMBHAVA now available on Microfilm!!! Email us for details. Jim@Tantricheartwheels.com

Constructing Large Prayer Wheels

In 1992 Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked me to design and build a large prayer wheel at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California using mantras on microfilm taken from an original written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Two years later along with a team of kind helpers the Upper Prayer Wheel was filled and consecrated (See Consecration text and photo click on Benefits sidebar). After this Rinpoche asked me to design and build a another prayer wheel now called the Pagoda Prayer Wheel. (See photos below) The Pagoda Prayer Wheel is solid microfilm inside and contains over 64 billion Om Mani Padme Hum mantras. Subsequently I received commissions to build smaller prayer wheels for Dharma centers in Taiwan and Singapore and for the front of the Joseph Campbell Library at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California (next to Santa Barbara). Over the years I have filled many prayer wheels and am happy to offer my services internationally (and inter-dimensionally if that comes into play.) - Jim McCann

See More Photos of table-top prayer wheels available at the sub-link Wheel Styles 2-First click on 'Prayer Wheels' then go to the mid-top for the sub-link.

Examples of rolled mantras on microfilm for standard size hand-held prayer wheels. The red tape line indicates the bottom. The upper line indicates the type of Deity. Yellow=Manis. Blue=Medicine Buddha mantras. Green=Green Tara mantras and the white upper tape line are the 7-Line prayers of Padmasambhava. (Please email with your wheel's internal dimensions for free estimate.)
During the filling of the 12 billion mantra dharma wheel, Jim McCann points to the sky wheel mandala that goes on the top of a large prayer wheel in keeping with lineage instuctions. Within this prayer wheel the inner core is microfilm and the outer rings are paper mantras wrapped in cloth.
Jim works on the 64 billion mantra pagoda prayer wheel at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California. Using only microfilm this prayer wheel is one of the most powerful on the planet.

The Pagoda Prayer Wheel at Land of Medicine Buddha. It Contains 64 billion mantras. The arches are bent redwood a technique that I learned from apprenticing Czech Cathedral builders. The roof is made up of copper lotus shingles each one embossed with another lotus shape. Sculptor: Jim McCann. Painters: Mihael Luigi, Venerable Ingrid, Gelek.
A closer look at the beautiful Pagoda Prayer Wheel. All the weight of the microfilm, etc. sits on a helicopter bearing normally used to hold a propellar.
The upper prayer wheel at Land of Medicine Buddha contains 12 billion Om Mani Padme Hum Mantras. This prayer wheel contains half microfilm and half paper mantras. Sculptor: Jim McCann. Painters: Marty Belcher-redone by Gelek.

A rare stupa/prayer wheel Jim made in the spring of 2008. It looks like it's de-materializing into the sambhogakaya dimension. In the Collection of Jullian V-SF.
Peace Wheel completed in June 2013 for Elko Peace Park. The beautiful copper panels were made by Buddhist monks in Nepal then painted in Elko. Jim McCann designed and installed (with kind handymen Dave Caldwell & Kent Aveson) the wheel base and wheel structure of wood, steel, and bearings. The panels are adhered by brass screws and adhesive onto a circular wood frame supported internally by pipes. (To view the process -click "Contact Us" then sublink "Peace Wheel".
A closer look. This prayer wheel contains 1.8 billion Om Mani Padme Hum mantras. This prayer wheel was commissioned through the kindness of Lorne and Terry Ladner.

A mystical prayer wheel. Holds approx. 100 million Om Mani Padme Hum mantras on microfilm. Very elegant. Sorry sold right away. (Most metal prayer wheels in the following photos sold for between $300-$700).
A brass prayer wheel for Major Chai in Singapore -November 2010.
Updated paint on the upper prayer wheel @ LMB. Painted by Gelek the Tibetan painter. So happy - such a fantastic job!

Prayer wheel with silver letters on lotus base with nice patina.
Garchen Rinpoche turns one of Jim's custom prayer wheels during a Spring 2012 teaching in San Jose.(The billion mantra prayer wheel belongs to Loan. Thanks to Alice too!.
Here's another of Jim McCann's carved prayer wheels. Hand carved from a green marble from Taiwan it contains over 300 million Om Mani Padme Hum's. It's so exquisitely beautiful and spins so well. If you click on the picture and enlarge you can see that the very tip of the top is radiating light. Private Collection-Chicago

Another alabaster desk top prayer wheel. This one sold but others available just like this one. Alabaster prayer wheels exactly like it with over 100 million Om Mani Padme Hum mantras available for $300 for the kind pictured and $400 for a slightly larger (taller) version.
This is "Tiny Dancer" the sister of the prayer wheel pictured above. Both were commissioned by Jullian and she refers to them as the "Dancing Sisters".
Aerial view of 800 million mantra prayer wheel. The Diana C Collection -Michigan.

This copper cylinder style on a brass lotus base has been very popular. This one was created during the summer of 2009 for Jan in Prague, the Czech Republic. (He now owns 3 of these, after buying a similar one in 2008 and another for his brother in 2010).
Om Mani Padme Hum Written in Tibetan script. This is how it appears on the microfilm.
Brass prayer wheel Spring 2012 with Tigger.

July 2016 -Completed for Anthony Lin in Taiwan who calls it, "A masterpiece!"