This resin-formed Medicine Buddha holds in his right hand the stem of the Aruna fruit or Myrobalan between thumb and forefinger. The left-hand rests on their lap, holding a jar of medicine. Made with love for your home altar or other sacred space. Handcrafted in Nepal.
Our handsome hand-made Himalayan lokta paper gift box, with gilded bodhi leaf, is perfect for travel. Bodhi is a Sanskrit word that literally means awakened. The bodhi tree was so named because the Buddha attained the awakened state or enlightenment under its spreading canopy. Since then the meaning of this fabled leaf has symbolized the perfection of wisdom in its most ultimate state.
This beautiful set contains:
a Khata blessing scarf an aromatic herbal Buddha (2 inches high) an herbal mala a votive candle spicy Nag Champa incense Clay incense burner with the symbol of the Endless Knot, one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols
Spiritually brighten up your space with this strikingly beautiful Buddha statue. This resin statue is a hand crafted work of art. The Buddha is draped in an antique red robe falling gracefully about his crossed legs. Mosaic glasswork and tiny mirrors on the robe contrast superbly with the black finish of the statue. Buddha's left hand facing upward, lies in his lap in Dhyana (meditation) Mudra. His right hand hangs over his knee, fingertips pointing to the ground in Bhumisparsha Mudra. This mudra symbolizes enlightenment, as well as steadfastness as it is associated with subduing the daemon Mara. Hand-finished, minor variations and imperfections add to the artistic character of each piece.
This is the first-ever complete and unabridged translation of the Bardo Thodrol, popularly known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Created in close cooperation with a remarkable range of contemporary Tibetan masters, including guidance from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Zenkar Rinpoche, and Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche, this new translation represents a major step in the understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist vision of our journey through life and death.
Our Tibetan Buddhist hand-held prayer wheel, sometimes referred to as a Mani wheel, is 12 inches long and is constructed of copper, brass and wood. The Buddhist mantra Om Mane Padme Om is written around the outside of prayer wheel. The handle serves as axis around which the cylinder can revolve, being set in motion by a small weight which is attached to it by a chain.
Use your prayer wheel to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities (bad karma). Made in India.
This product is not a toy. Please keep out of reach of children.
Note: Brown handle version does not include prayer message.
Thich Nhat Hanh brings his gifts of clarity and poetry to an explication of the basic teachings of Buddhism--the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. These teachings are the time-tested means to transform our suffering into mindfulness and joy. Original and very accessible, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching is a profound introduction to the practice and insights of Buddhism. For longtime practitioners or those newly interested in the way of understanding and love, as presented by one of today's most beloved teachers.
This unique Buddhist Ashtamangala Prayer Wheel features intricate details and symbolism of the 8 auspicious symbols. It is crafted with exquisite attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. The Buddhist mantra Om Mane Padme Om is written around the outside of prayer wheel.
The handle serves as axis around which the cylinder can revolve, being set in motion by a small weight which is attached to it by a chain. The cylinder contains a paper roll on which Buddhist text is printed. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the lineage texts regarding prayer wheels, spinning such a wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers. Use your prayer wheel to accumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) and to purify negativities (bad karma). Choose from red or turquoise colored inset stones on the top of the wheel. Made in Nepal.
This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for.
When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teachings in a single word he said "awareness"—experiencing the whole of reality, seeing what is, and being entirely in the present. In this way, the mind is made free.
In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Zen priest and longtime teacher Steve Hagen presents this heart of Buddhist teaching, pared down to its essence and explained in simple, everyday language. This best-selling beginner's guide to Buddhism text has served international readers at all levels of study and practice since it was originally published over a decade ago. More than 300,000 copies in various formats have sold to date, and now it's available in this brand new, high-quality paperback edition.
The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by a celebrated scholar and translator.
This book contains:
Clear translations of the Buddha’s original teachings
Thoughtfully curated selections from the Pali Canon
Chapters on the Buddha’s life, rebirth, suffering, liberation, and practice
A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Practitioners and scholars alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.
Fueled by the music of revolution, anger, fear, and despair, we dyed our hair or shaved our heads. Eating acid like it was candy and chasing speed with cheap vodka, smoking truckloads of weed, all in a vain attempt to get numb and stay numb. This is the story of a young man and a generation of angry youths who rebelled against their parents and the unfulfilled promise of the sixties. As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion.
Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the first comprehensive book of Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker. Buddhism offers a profound yet practical path to enlightenment. In this loving and generous book, the American-born and Tibetan-trained Lama Surya Das offers at once a definitive and nonsectarian guide to the wisdom found in ancient Tibetan teachings and a tried and true path of spiritual transformation.
A huge international success, the Dalai Lama's books are bestsellers all over the world. Now, for the first time, we are able to discover the personal feelings and thoughts of this highly respected spiritual figure on subjects ranging from how the experience of profound spiritual insight actually feels, to how he has learned to love people who anyone else would consider an enemy, and under what circumstances he believes he would be capable of violence.
Ever feel trapped in the same old habits and painful emotions time and time again? These are patterns we all face, and sometimes they feel impossible to shake. So how can we get unstuck? Drawing on time-honored Buddhist teachings on shenpa (all the attachments and compulsions that cause us suffering), Pema Chödrön shows how certain habits of mind tend to “hook” us and get us stuck in states of anger, blame, self-hatred, addiction, and so much more—and, most of all, how we can liberate ourselves from them. “This path entails uncovering three basic human qualities,” explains Pema. “They are natural intelligence, natural warmth, and natural openness. Everyone, everywhere, all over the globe, has these qualities and can call on them to help themselves and others.” Pema shares insights and exercises from her lifetime of practice that we can immediately put to use in our lives to awaken these essential qualities and help us to take a bold leap toward a new way of living—one that will bring about positive transformation for ourselves and for our troubled world.
One of the world's leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. Written in a lively, accessible, and straightforward manner, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is illuminating for the serious student and layperson alike.