Sunday, October 24, 2010

Making Prayer Flags To Promote Peace, Compassion, Strength, and Wisdom

The primary classroom has been studying the continent of Asia and recently learned about Tibet. They have been making Tibetan prayer flags to hang around the classroom and in their homes. Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. A prayer flag is a colorful panel or rectangular cloth often strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas to bless the surrounding countryside. Blue symbolizes sky and space, white symbolizes air, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes earth.


Maria di Verona said...

Very inspiring, thank you so much. We are Montessorians homeschooling in Italy. Our children used to go to Montessori schools before we moved here, but as there is no Montessori school here (in spite of this being the country Maria Montessori came from!), we are trying as best we can to give them a Montessori education at home.

Coedith said...

I am happy to have just discovered your blog. Thank you for sharing.