Author Archives: Ligmincha Washington

Prayer Wheel

In the left margin of this website, there is an image of a spinning prayer wheel “inscribed” with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

Mantra in Tibetan script.

The effect of this spinning text is believed to invite the blessing of compassion.

If you would like to have your name or the name of someone else remembered in a daily prayer practice, please use the Comment box following this post. Be aware the name will be visible to site visitors.

For more information about prayer wheels, visit this Wikipedia page.

How Categories Work

When you click on a category in the left-hand column, it shows you all the posts within that category. Posts may appear in more than one category depending on their relevance. To read and respond to a post, click on its blue headline – in this case, “Sample Post.”

How to Use This Forum

Welcome to the Bon Pacific Northwest website. This site is specifically designed to invite and facilitate online conversations about our shared and individual meditation practice. There are Pages (links listed across the top of the page) with static information, and Posts (links listed along the left side by category) that are interactive discussions on specific topics. This is an example of a Post.

You can find posts by clicking on a “Recent Post” over in the left hand column, or by choosing a “Category” that interests you (Teachings, Events, etc.) and then clicking on the title of a specific post within that Category.

If you want to contribute an idea or ask a question related to a specific post, you type your thoughts into the “comment” box under the “Leave a Reply” heading at the bottom of the page. Your comment than appears below the original post as the sample replies do below. If you want to respond to a specific comment rather than to the original post, then you simply click “reply” under the comment you wish to address, then type into the “comment” box that opens there.

Note: The first time you make a comment, it will be reviewed by a moderator before appearing on the website. Thereafter, you will be welcome to contribute without moderation. The site’s authors maintain the right to moderate threaded discussions as warranted.