Shabda specializes in meditation supplies, primarily Tibetan bells and altar-size statues, as well as fair trade gifts. Our mission is to provide the finest quality meditation bells available, provide a living wage to our Nepali and Tibetan craftsmen, and provide altar-quality sculptures that embody the ideas and stories of the world's great religions and philosophies.
Our criteria for the selection of products are that they be:
- traditional to the culture
- still made in small family groups of co-ops using traditional handicraft methods of excellent quality
- able to help us explain a cultural story or idea
- made with respect to fair trade principles
- made in the most environmentally friendly manner possible
- a means of financial support for a craftsman/family in need of proven benefit to our customers