Rolling mantras for the Buddha statue

Remember the millions of Buddha mantras that we were dyeing and cutting for the filling of the Buddha statue? Once the sheets have been dyed with saffron and cut into exact strips, they need to be rolled.

In order to make a proper, solid, durable ingredient for filling, the mantras are rolled into very tight cylinders. This is a careful and meditative process, which takes a similar amount of time to the printing, dyeing and cutting. To roll the enormous number of mantras necessary, many Buddhist centres across the UK and internationally are contributing – thank you!

While not every detail of a traditional Buddhist statue filling process can be published, we are happy to be able to provide our readers with this general outline in these blog posts, and we hope you find it informative and interesting.

See this page for more information about the Buddha statue.


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