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Rebuilding Nepal Through Trade

In the aftermath of the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, DharmaCrafts launched a project to aid the victims of this tragic disaster. Due to your support of Nepalese artisans and Rebuilding Nepal through Trade, DharmaCrafts was able to donate $12,224.00 to relief efforts. We are very happy that together we were able to benefit the victims of this terrible disaster. A large percentage of the donation went to Roshi Joan Halifax's Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (NERF) set up through Upaya Zen Center and to the Save the Children Fund.

Although our Nepal initiative has officially ended, we encourage you to support Nepalese artisans and their families by purchasing products marked with the prayer flag icon shown above.

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Volume Pricing for Meditation Cushions

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.

Receive DEEPER Discounts on Your
Volume Meditation Cushion Order

Contact us at: 866-339-4198, ext. 1360 or Email: volumepricing@dharmacrafts.com

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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.

The Essence of Buddhism

$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 Essence of Buddhism

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The Essence of Buddhism

(Book) An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice by Traleg Kyabgon
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Paperback, 208 pages.

This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path from the Tibetan point of view is as accessible as it is complete. Traleg Kyabgon breaks the teachings down conveniently into the three main "vehicles" — Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana — while never letting us forget that the whole point of all Dharma is none other than insight into the true nature of our mind and heart.

Along the way, he provides vivid explanations of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers common questions such as:

  • Why does Buddhism teach that there is "no self?"
  • Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic?
  • Does Buddhism encourage social passivity?
  • What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra?
  • Why is it said that samsara is nirvana?
  • Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment?