Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect — it is often carved into stones, like the one pictured above, and placed where people can see them.
108 beads representing spiritual identity and connection with the universe. In meditation the idea is to move one bead at a time, using each movement as an opportunity to focus on a breath or mantra. This process creates positive spiritual energy.
Over the centuries, various cultures have contributed to the legend and lore surrounding gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals.
Certain gemstones have more vibration power at certain times of the year. The month of a stone’s power time determines your birthstone. Some believe that the original associations between gemstones and the months of the year evolved from 12 stones mentioned in the Bible, others say it represents the Twelve Apostles.
In ancient China, enjoying incense and tea rituals was all known as elegant living or high society and was called "for useless pleasure". A good incense can bring us returning to a sense of ritual pursues worthies, sentiment today and enjoy the moment, with nature and into the wonderful incomparable silence.
Tibetan mandalas are an ancient, sacred form of Tibetan Buddhist art. The word mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle and it represents wholeness and harmony at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist universe. Scholars of Namgyal Monastery describe the mandala as “a perfectly harmonious world with resident enlightened beings.”