Although I'd been watching The Prayer Flag Project for some time and found the flags inspirational, it was not until January of this year that I actually began to make some flags. The idea was to make one, maybe two flags a month. Somehow, the whole thing got out of hand. I think I've made 20 now.
The latest series of flags are based on the yamas (ethical practices set forth by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras).
I have two more yamas to go. The yamas cover the precepts of social/community discipline, and when I finish them, I'll decide whether or not I want to go on with the niyamas which cover individual discipline.
Each prayer flag that I've made has been a meditation, and I'm especially enjoying making flags for the five yamas.
I'm grateful for this project, for the inspiration the flags of others have offered, and for the time and contemplation involved with each flag.