Ngakpa Ritual Shawl
Handmade on a handloom from 100% pure cotton or cotton & synthetic mixture (increases longevity of the garment.
Made in Bhutan
Width: 96 cm
Length: 290 cm (including tassel lengths)
Due to the handmade nature of these items, slight variations may occur
Kindly note: This shawl is typically NOT worn by monastics or individuals who have NOT received the appropriate teachings, but may be worn in certain ritual contexts by authorized participants.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that the wearer of this shawl is an authorized practitioner.
What is the significance of the Ngakpa Shawl?
The Ngakpa Shawl is a ceremonial garment worn by non-monastic practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism called Ngakpas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It is made of wool or silk and may be adorned with patterns, symbols, or mantras. The shawl represents the Ngakpa's commitment to the spiritual path, their connection to the lineage of Tibetan Buddhist masters, and may be used in ritual practices to represent a deity or principle. Ngakpas are individuals who have received teachings, empowerments, and transmissions from a qualified Vajrayana teacher and have committed to the practice of the Vajrayana path.