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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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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.

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Hand Painted Heart Sutra Scroll

Hand Painted Heart Sutra Scroll
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Hand Painted Heart Sutra Scroll


This regal Asian scroll is delicately hand painted in gold ink on fine rice paper by a skilled calligraphy master. Cotton blend matting is used around the artwork to frame it in the traditional manner. The Heart Sutra, also known as the Prajna Paramita Sutra or the Perfection of Wisdom, is Buddhism's core teaching on emptiness. It is chanted daily at monasteries and practice centers throughout the world. An English translation of the Heart Sutra accompanies each scroll.

Because this is a handcrafted item, slight variations in pattern and color may occur. 20" w x 62" l. Gift box.

Rice paper and cotton blend matting

20" w x 62" l

Gift box

The Heart Sutra mantra protects the mind from depending on objects so it can directly perceive the non-dual nature of self and phenomenon that is beyond thought and conceptual understanding. This mantra is also an indirect teaching on the Stages of the Path.The Heart Sutra mantra is translated thus: "Gone, gone; Gone beyond; Well-gone beyond; Complete Awakening". An English translation of the Heart Sutra accompanies the bracelet.

The Heart Sutra
English Translation

The Maha Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
when practicing deeply the Prajna Paramita
perceives that all five skandhas are empty
and is saved from all suffering and distress.

form does not differ from emptiness,
emptiness does not differ from form.
That which is form is emptiness,
that which is emptiness form.

The same is true of feelings,
perceptions, impulses, consciousness.

all dharmas are marked with emptiness:
they do appear or disappear,
are not tainted or pure,
do not increase or decrease.

Therefore, in emptiness no form, no feelings,
perceptions, impulses, consciousness.

No eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind;
no color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch,
no object of mind;
no realm of eyes
and so forth until no realm of mind consciousness.

No ignorance and also no extinction of it,
and so forth until no old age and death
and also no extinction of them.
No suffering, no origination,
no stopping, no path, no cognition,
also no attainment with nothing to attain.

The Bodhisattva depends on Prajna Paramita
and the mind is no hindrance;
without any hindrance no fears exist.
Far apart from every perverted view one dwells in Nirvana.

In the three worlds
all Buddhas depend on Prajna Paramita
and attain Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi.

Therefore, know that Prajna Paramita
is the great transcendent mantra,
is the great bright mantra,
is the utmost mantra,
is the supreme mantra,
which is able to relieve all suffering
and is true, not false.
So proclaim the Prajna Paramita mantra,
proclaim the mantra which says:

gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, Bodhi svaha
gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, Bodhi svaha
gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, Bodhi svaha.