Best Sellers of 2010

Medium Silk Pouch

$5.00
Drawstring silk and rayon gift pouches from Nepal for small treasures
Drawstring thiali from Nepal made in accordance with fair trade principlesDrawstring silk thiali (pouch or bag) shown in closed position
$5.00

These lovely fair trade silk and rayon drawstring gift bags (thialis or purses), come in a luscious variety of colors. They are the perfect size for a pair of tingsha, statue, jewelry, or...

The pouches are sewn by a woman's cooperative in Kathmandu, Nepal, managed according to fair trade principles. Your purchase of these thialis helps support women and their children in Nepal.

Size: 
4" (10.2cm) x 5"(12.7cm)
Materials: 
Silk/rayon
Country of origin: 
Nepal

Rin Gong Set, 3.2"

$68.00
Rin gong,Japanese Zen gong, meditation bell bowl for meditation, yoga, fengshui
$68.00

Our most popular Japanese rin gong, or meditation bell bowl, set. These Zen gongs are used at the beginning and end of Zen meditation sessions, and are a perfect size for a home altar. Meditation, retreat and yoga centers all find these bells helpful, as do fengshui practioners.

Please specify preference for purple/white or purple/red cushion. Set includes rin gong, cushion and striker.

The rin gong set arrived a couple days ago. It's beautiful! My son and I are really enjoying it!
Thank you
Size: 
3.2" (8.1 cm)
Materials: 
Brass
Country of origin: 
Japan

Rin Gong Set, 2.7"

$48.00
Meditation bell bowl (rin gong) in Japanese Zen tradition
$48.00

Japanese rin gongs, or bell bowls, are traditionally used at the beginning and end of Zen meditation. Their clear, long sustain also make them popular for feng shui, clearing spaces, yoga, and healing.

Size: 
2.7" (6.9 cm) D
Materials: 
Brass
Country of origin: 
Japan

Tibetan Singing Bowl, Orissa-style, 5"

$76.00
Singing bowl for meditation with deep sides, also called Tibetan singing bowls
$76.00

Our beautiful Tibetan (Himalayan) singing bowls with these deep sides are from Orissa. They produce a complex and beautiful harmonic tone helpful in bringing one's mind into a meditative state. The deep sides seem to provide these singing bowls with an especially long sustain. All are old, we believe over 100 years old.

Singing bowls can either be tapped gently with a mallet or rubbed around the rim with a playing stick to produce their tones. It may help to tap the singing bowl gently to begin its vibration.

Size: 
5-6" (13-15 cm)
Materials: 
Bell metal (li)
Included: 
Playing stick & Information Card
Country of origin: 
India

Prayer Flags, Medium

$24.00
Tibetan prayer flags, block-printed in Nepal,  with mantras and the windhorse
Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags displayed, with prayers and mantras flying
$24.00

Prayer flags are from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. They are a common sight around villages and houses, at temples and mountain passes throughout Buddhist India, Nepal and China. The flags are block-printed with excerpts of Buddhist texts, mantras, and mystical animals. The windhorse, carrying the wish-fulfilling jewel on its back, is in the center. As the wind passes through the flags, prayers and blessings are spread throughout the countryside.

Size: 
8"(20cm)x6.5"(17cm)
Materials: 
Cotton
Country of origin: 
Nepal

Khata (Kata)

$4.00
Khata (kata) ceremonial scarf, cream
Kata (khata) Tibetan Buddhist ceremonial scarf, white
$4.00

Khatas (katas) are ceremonial scarves in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These Tibetan scarves are given to one who is leaving on a trip, draped around the neck as an honor to someone, or used to enclose an offering.

Our traditional Tibetan khatas (Tibetan katas) have a subtle pattern of Tibetan symbols. They come from Boudhnath Stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. A subtle golden color.

Size: 
12" (31 cm) x 53" (135 cm)
Materials: 
Rayon
Country of origin: 
Nepal

Tingsha, Engraved Dragon, 2.9"

$38.00
Tngsha with engraved dragons for meditation and Tibetan Buddhist ceremony
$38.00

A popular meditation bell in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This tingsha (dingsha) is engraved with two dragons, symbols of good luck and guardians of wealth, both physical and spiritual.

Size: 
2.9" (7.3 cm)
Materials: 
Bell metal (li)
Included: 
Information Card
Country of origin: 
India

White Tara

$14.00
Tibetan Buddhist statue of the bodhisattva White Tara, bodhisattva of compassion
$14.00

A finely-detailed art piece sculpture of the Buddhist bodhisattva White Tara. White Tara is a female deity of the Buddhist pantheon. She was born from a tear of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara. She is regarded as his consort.

Size: 
2" (5 cm)
Materials: 
Resin ivory substitute
Country of origin: 
U.S.

Medicine Buddha

$14.00
Medicine Buddha, Healing Buddha, statue in resin
Medicine Buddha statue showing bowl of healing herbs
$14.00

This is a statue of the Medicine Buddha, or Healing Buddha. He sits on a lotus base, holding a bowl of healing herbs in his left hand. His right hand is in charity mudra and holds a branch of the myrobalan tree, a medicinal plant found in India and other tropical countries. The Medicine Buddha is said to dispense spiritual medicine to those who properly approach him. Some believe just touching the image brings benefit.

Large: 4.3"(11 cm) / 10 oz.

Size: 
2.4" (6 cm)
Materials: 
Resin ivory substitute
Country of origin: 
U.S.

Tingsha, Om Mani Padme Hum, 2.8"

$40.00
Tingsha meditation bells with Om Mani Padme Hum mantra of Avalokitesvara
$40.00

These tingsha meditation bells are embossed with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, the most popular mantra in Tibetan Buddhism. It loosely translates "Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus Blossom" and is the mantra of Avalokitesvara (Chenrezi), the Tibetan deity of compassion, who is available to all who seek him.

Size: 
2.8" (7 cm) D
Materials: 
Bell metal (li)
Included: 
Information Card
Country of origin: 
India
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