Painting of a Mani stone
with Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum
Often times the big stones are carved and painted with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, the mantra of Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion.
If you’ve ever been to Tibet or Ladakh in Northern India you are familiar with the sites of beautifully crafted mantra tablets or mani stones.
Even the skulls of the yaks are carved and painted with mantras after they have died, and placed on top of such pile:
Carmen regularly offers classes in Mantra drawing & painting.
If you want to hear how the mani mantra sounds, listen to this beautifully sung version:
Should you want to have your mani mantra stone painted, please contact the artist.