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This powerful meditation bowl and box is designed with a traditional rendering of the sacred mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, translated as hail to the jewel in the lotus. This is the ancient Tibetan mantra or prayer for realizing perfect wisdom and compassion. To simply hear or see the mantra, even without knowing its ultimate meaning, is thought to bring positive karmic results. The mantra is depicted inside a lotus, one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols commonly associated with the process of becoming a buddha. Bowl comes with its own striker made of wood.
This handcast meditation bowl is carefully hand tuned for clarity of sound but not intended for use as a traditional singing bowl. The paper used to make the attractive box comes from the bark of a sustainably harvested Himalayan shrub called lokta. Inside are instructions for a simple meditation using the bowl.
A hand held bunch of palm fronds tied together and used in the Amazon as both a rhythm and healing instrument. In a healing, the chacapa is rubbed and rattled over or near the patient’s body to capture or brush out the spirit intrusion. Once he has it in his chacapa, the shaman then blows through the leaves to disperse the intrusion into the rainforest where the spirits of the plants absorb and discharge its energy. Our chapacas ship directly from Peru standard mail and take 3-4 weeks.
To enter awareness of Zen is to wake up to the here and now. As the vibration of the chime begins, our awareness comes into focus. We are in the moment of the ring as suddenly as the sound begins. Our hand cast chimes are made by Tibetan metal craft artisans living in India, and our Table Chimes are excellent for use in meditation, teaching settings, musical applications or as an attractive table top decoration.
An authentic traditional Andean percussion instrument, our hand carved and etched natural gourd huiro (or sometimes guiro) is a hybrid between a huiro and a rainstick, and can also be shaken like a maraca. A great percussion instrument for keeping rhythm. With grooves cut into the side and a curved top to help grasp, this combination is ready to make music. Metal scraper included. Multi-colored ribbon strung into the gourd for carrying. Your choice of hand carved styles. Handcrafted in Peru.
Beautifully smooth and highly polishedwood lend extraordinary beauty to this quena flute. Crafted by hand, it is a legacy of the Inca, an indispensable instrument in today's traditional Peruvian music. Holes of different widths to ensure a sweet sound. Your quena arrives with a colorful woven, padded carrying case, the design emulating pre-Hispanic textiles. Trimmed with a twisted black yarn strap and playful tassels. Made in Peru.
This rawhide rattle features a beautifully hand painted silhouette of an eagle soaring against a orange sky. It is filled with corn and finished with soft buckskin leather wrapped around the handle and trimmed in decorative fur. Select your choice of handle color. Made in USA.
This rawhide rattle features a beautifully hand painted gray wolf, sometimes called timber wolf, on one side and is plain rawhide on the other. The rattle bowl is filled with corn and the handle is wrapped with soft buckskin leather and decorative fur trim. Handmade in the USA.