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We offer so many amazing resources and tools at be. From Malas to Singing Bowls and more, we invite you to come explore our space and see our offerings first hand. Learn more about a few of our offerings below.
what are malas?
Buddhist prayer beads or malas are traditional tools used to count the number of times a mantra is recited or breaths while meditating. Each mala is made up of 108 beads. They often can be worn as bracelets or necklaces.
who are Buddha and Ganesh?
The teaching founded by the Buddha is known as Buddhism. A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; Bodhi means wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved by one through purely human means. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower.
Ganesh, although he is known by many attributes, Ganesh’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Ganesh is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies.
what are singing bowls?
Tibetan singing bowls are a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as singing bowls or Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are said to promote relaxation and offer powerful healing properties. Buddhist monks have long used Tibetan singing bowls in meditation practice.
what are prayer flags?
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space.
why burn incense?
No matter what purpose you use it for, incense has the power to completely alter your frame of mind in a matter of seconds. Here are some reasons to burn incense:
- Relax and unwind
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Stimulate creativity
- Increase focus
- Aid sleep
what are pendulums?
Pendulums are often used as tools for spiritual healing and inner growth and are defined as objects attached at the end of a string or metal chain. When suspended from a stationary position, a pendulum will swing back and forth or in a circular motion. A pendulum is one of the simplest and easiest forms of divination. It’s a simple matter of Yes/No questions being asked and answered.