Prayer Flags - Maui Dharma Center, Pa'ia
impressionist painting of prayer flags at Maui Dharma Center in Pa'ia
Image © Alison Whalen
It was a perfect morning in Pa'ia. We bought a pastry and walked over to the Dharma Center where the prayer flags were flapping against a soft blue sky, their blessings carried gently on the breeze.

The colors of the flags represent the five elements, with blue being sky and space, white being wind and air, red being fire, green being water, and yellow being the earth. The flags are flown to promote peace, compassion and wisdom, and the Buddhists believe that all beings who see these flags and are touched by the wind that carries their prayers and mantras will know happiness and good health.

Once again I'm reminded how few ingredients are really needed to mix a happy life.

acrylic on paper
actual image size - 10" X 6 1/2"

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