Dec 12, 2013
Give the Gift of Mindfulness
It’s that time of year when most of us are considering what to give to our friends, family, and loved ones. Here are some ideas on what you can give to the meditators in your life. If you meditate, you can let people know which of these things you want.
The Kindseat is undoubtedly the best meditation seat we have ever tried.
It looks good, it’s very light and portable, and it even comes to pieces so that it’ll easily fit in a suitcase or backpack. But the really great thing about it is that the height and tilt are fully adjustable to provide the support your body needs.
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A masterful investigation of the nature of self, this eloquent blend of current science and time-honored spiritual insight is meant to free us from the fear of impermanence in a world defined by change.
Order this book before Christmas and you can get a copy that Bodhipaksa has signed and personalized to yourself or anyone you choose. When you place your order simply make a note in the comment box at the bottom of the order form.
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A Buddha statue, also called a “rupa,” is often the centerpiece of the altar in front of which we sit to meditate. When we bow to a Buddha statue, we are honoring both the Buddha as a teacher, and our own Buddha Nature. The Thai Buddha statues are available in six different poses.
The Buddha shown here is in the “teaching mudra,” with the left hand held in a delicate gesture of explaining a fine point of Dharma, and the right hand held in a gesture of open giving.
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“It’s a virtue to be ornamental as well as useful.” ~ Sangharakshita
All Buddhist traditions have valued aesthetics as a way of raising the level of our consciousness. Buddhist jewelry can also act as a mindfulness trigger — a way of reminding us of our practice.
Hand-crafted by Tibetan artisans, this protection charm contains the syllable OM (symbolizing reality itself) surrounded by eight symbols of blessing, which represent the offerings made by the gods to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he gained enlightenment.
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Use this custom wristband to remind you, and let others know, that meditation is just what you do! The message “I meditate every day. It’s just what I do.” wraps all the way around the wristband.
We wish you a mindful and compassionate holiday season.