Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wild Earth Nepal

I just found this lovely Organic products from the Wild Earth Nepal. They produced wide range of Himalayan organic Soaps, massage oils and Gift items in Nepal.

Wild Earth's founder, Carroll Dunham ( picture on the top), is an American anthropologist, herbalist, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur who has lived in Nepal since 1984. She spent a number of years living in the Humla region of Nepal and Wild Earth began as a way to generate income for Humla women. Carroll has a tremendous wealth of knowledge about Himalayan herbs and healing. She has traveled the globe sharing her enthusiasm for Ayurvedic and Tibetan herbs and healing traditions as The Body Shop's official spokesperson on Ayurveda.

Some of the Wild Earth Nepal Products;

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Tara and her forms

White Tara Seated on double lotus throne 4'' Statue

White Tara is often referred to as the Mother of all the Buddhas; she represents
the motherly aspect of compassion. . White Tara brings the devotee long life and protects against all dangers.

White Tara is Buddha family (some also consider her to be partly in Lotus family), whereas Green Tara is in the Action family and is the consort of Amorgasiddhi, the Buddha of that family. The practices of both are very important: White Tara is especially important in the Sakya teachings.

White Tara has her own mantra. It is: OM TARE TUTARE TURE MAMA AYURPUNYE JNANA PUTIN KURU SVAHA. (Ohm Tahray Totahray tooray mahmah ahyoopoonyay jahnah pooteen kooroo swah haculture, and some others, green is considered to include all the other colors.

This beautiful White Tara is for sale at NepaCrafts eBay Store.

Aparmita Statue seated on double lotus throne 4'' Statue

APARMITA - AMITAYUS is the name given to Amitabha in his character of bestower of longevity. Aparmita or Amitayus may be turned either a "Crowned Buddha" or a Boddhisatwa and is therefore richly clad and wears the thirteen ornaments. His hair is painted blue and falls on either side to this elbows or may be curiously coiled. He is seated l
ike a Buddha and his hands lie on his lap in Dhyana Mudra holding the ambrosia vase, his special emblem. The vase is richly decorated and from the cover fall four strings of beads which represent sacred pills.
For obtaining long life the lamaist ceremony is held in a curious mixture of Buddhism and demon-worship. In the preliminary worship, the pills made from buttered dough and the ambrosia brewed from spirit or beer and offered in a skull bowl to the great image of Aparmita. The lama then places a vajra on the ambrosia vase, which the image of Amtiayus holds in its lap, and applies a cord, which is attached to the vajra, to his own heart. The wi
ne in the ambrosia vase is then consecrated and the people partake of it as well as of the sacred pills with the firm conviction that their lives will be prolonged through their faith in Aparmita.

This Statue is for sale at NepaCrafts eBay store

Tibetan Vajrasattava seated on double lotus throne holding bell and Dorjee 4''

A copper Vajrasattva statue . This Buddha is a Karma protector who helps one tremendously when purifying. He heals broken Samaya and illuminates the paths of skillful means and wisdom. He unites all of the 5 Buddha families within himself.

Size: 4 inches H
Weight: 2 76 grams
Material: Copper, Bronze
Origin: NEPAL