Rebuilding Nepal Through Trade
After the massive earthquakes that tragically struck Nepal in 2015, the people of Nepal are still struggling to heal emotionally and physically.
Relief workers in Kathmandu have told us that one of the most important things we can do to help Nepalese families regain a sense of normalcy is to provide trade so that people can once again wake up in the morning and go to work. We encourage you to support Nepalese artisans and their families by purchasing products marked with the prayer flag icon shown above.
DharmaCrafts has committed to donate 5% of the sales revenue of all Nepalese products throughout 2015 and 2016 to earthquake relief efforts. A large percentage of our donation will go to Roshi Joan Halifax's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (NERF) set up through Upaya Zen Center. Upaya's example of engaged Buddhism is inspirational to us and to our efforts. DharmaCrafts will also contribute to the Save the Children Fund.
DharmaCrafts offers Even DEEPER DISCOUNTS on Meditation Cushions & yoga mats for Organizations including:
- Nonprofit & government organizations
- Meditation & MBSR teachers
- Meditation centers & yoga studios
- Hospitals, prisons, religious organizations
- Corporations, spas, hotels — your volume cushion order may also be eligible to receive even deeper discounts
DharmaCrafts is able to offer deep discounts on our meditation cushions, yoga mats and support cushions because these items are handcrafted in our own workshop in Lawrence, Massachusetts by our small, dedicated staff of trained craftspeople.
Volume Meditation Cushion Order
This product will ship to you directly from our manufacturer. It will arrive separately from the other items in your order. To expedite your order, please ship to a physical street address, in the Continental U.S., only. We're sorry, express shipping is not available for this product.
A shipping surcharge has been added to select statues, furniture, and oversized and/or heavy items due to their increased shipping cost. The surcharge is in addition to the standard shipping charge. When ordering more than 1 of this item, the surcharge will be added to each item.
$8.95 shipping when your online order consists of any combination of jewelry, books, malas, incense, silk hangings, CDs/DVDs, and other select items marked "flat rate," ONLY. For standard shipping within the U.S. ONLY (Canada Flat Rate and 2nd Day Flat Rate orders excluded). If your order includes items in addition to the items listed above, our regular shipping rates apply (see chart).
The Three Levels of Spiritual Perception#BK530
The Three Levels of Spiritual Perception(Book) A Commentary on the Three Visions, Second Edition
Paperback, 624 pages.
The Venerable Deshung Rinpoche (1906 - 1987), was born in Tibet and came to the United States in 1960. As well as being a luminary of the Sakya tradition, Deshung Rinpoche was a non-sectarian master teaching all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Read an excerpt from this book, A Meditation on Mothers.
Here, Deshung Rinpoche thoroughly explains all the teachings and practices of The Three Visions, the ancient text which contains the preliminary instructions of the vast, complete and profound system of meditation unique to the Sakya tradition for over nine centuries known as the Lamdre ("Path with Its Result"). According to the Lamdre teachings, there are three main stages or "levels of perception" on the spiritual path: the perception of ordinary beings, the vision experienced by those who have begun meditation practice, and the pure vision of those who have attained enlightenment. These three levels are ultimately shown to be inseparable.
Deshung Rinpoche's commentary on The Three Visions is a deep contemplation on the preciousness of human life, renunciation, correct motivation, the law of karma, the six paramitas, developing bodhicitta, and the instructions for calm-abiding and insight meditation.
Because the preliminary teachings of the Lamdre are based on the sutras, they form the foundation teachings of all the Buddhist traditions, not only Tibetan Buddhism. This book will be a welcome guide for anyone interested in a complete overview of Buddhist teachings and practice.