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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 Fully Adjustable Meditation Bench

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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.

See our full selection of meditation stools and benches.

Living As a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change by Bodhipaksa (Signed copy)

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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.

See our full selection of meditation books and audiobooks.

Thai Buddha Statue in Teaching Mudra with a gesture of open giving

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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.

See our full selection of Buddha statues.

Om Pendant, With Eight Auspicious Symbols

Om Pendant With Eight Auspicious Symbols

“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.

See our full selection of Buddhist jewelry.

“I meditate every day. It’s just what I do.”

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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.

These and many more items are available on our store.

We wish you a mindful and compassionate holiday season.

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About Mark Tillotson

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I am the Business Manager at Wildmind.org. I've been through a 12-step recovery program and my life has changed dramatically thanks to all the help I've received. So I find that I love nothing better than helping people in return. A few months ago I discovered meditation, and it's become a crucial part of my life. Now I want to share that too! When I saw that Wildmind was in need of help, I immediately reached out and made myself available to help them in their mission to change the world by spreading mindfulness and compassion. Read more articles by .

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