Sungkhors (lit. “protection-chakra”) are protective charms/amulets that contain miniature mandalas of specific deities folded and covered with intricate handwoven colored string designs stipulated by tantric texts of the specific deities. This is both a form of “liberation through touch” as well as “liberating through seeing.”
Although all enlightened deities are perfect in their blessing qualities, each deity is often associated with a different enlightened quality. The practice of Vajrakilaya is famed for overcoming outer and inner obstacles. It is said that only when Guru Rinpoche accomplished Vajrakilaya was he able to then achieve buddhahood.
This amulet can be worn around the neck or placed inside your pocket, your wallet or handbag. You can also hang it at home or in your car.
[Note: Although these sungkhors can be worn immediately, it is often advised that owners have them personally blessed and consecrated by a qualified lama to unlock the maximum effect of these powerful protective charms. Tibetan Spirit can arrange for this if a qualified lama isn’t available in your area. Much of what’s available online sungkhors “pre-blessed by high lamas” are of dubious origins unless the seller is directly associated directly with a bonafide Buddhist organization or monastery – always ask!]