Tibetan Prayer Flags
Pema enjoys placing prayer flags in the heights for all to see. It adds colors to the sky and catches the breath of the wind and brings life to the blessings the colors represent. “When you see them it rekindles your intention to pray and work for the welfare of others.”
Prayer flags and an altar for burning juniper incense are set up at Mt. Everest base camp for each expedition to appeal to God for protection in climbing the summit. One day on the calendar the Lama holds a ceremony, usually within 4 days of a group arriving at base camp. Everyone puts their equipment (such as ice axes, harnesses, crampons, and candy for God) next to the altar so that they'll be blessed with good fortune.