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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.

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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:

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.

The Banyan Deer

$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 Banyan Deer


The Banyan Deer
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The Banyan Deer

(Book) A Parable of Courage and Compassion by Rafe Martin; Illustrated by Richard Wehrman

Ages 6 and up. Hardcover, 48 pages.

When his herd is threatened by a King whose sole passion is the hunting of animals, the Buddha, in the form of the Banyan Deer King, leads the herd to safety by performing the ultimate sacrifice — offering his life in the place of a pregnant young doe. When the King offers to spare his life and that of his herd, the Banyan Deer reminds him that his freedom would be meaningless if it was gained by putting others in harm's way. Only when all beings were free to pursue a life of peace, love and happiness is the Banyan King be able to experience true freedom himself.

A moving tale of compassion and courage, this book will be treasured by those great and small. Author Rafe Martin has is the recipient of the Empire State Award, three American Library Association Notable Book awards, four Parents' Choice Gold Awards, and many others. Illustrator Richard Wehrman has received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators and his paintings have been exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Museum and other places of distinction.