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.
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).
Alert sentinels, this pair of Foo Dogs (Fu Dogs) will guard the entrance to your home or garden as they have guarded temples and sacred buildings for centuries.
Foo Dogs often come in pairs—one male and one female, as presented above. The male Foo Dog's left foot is raised and sits upon the world, protecting worldly possessions and success. The female's right foot rests upon the belly of a baby Foo Dog, protecting home and family. They are placed with their raised foot on the inside so that world and family remain safe. It is also believed that the threatening countenance of the Foo Dog serves to discourage any evil spirits from entering whatever premises they may be guarding. Made of weatherproof bonded marble. Set of 2. Each measures 18 1/2" h
Weatherproof bonded marble
Each measures: 7 1/4" w x 11 1/2" d x 18 1/2" h
Each Weighs: 25 lbs
First appearing in Chinese artwork as early as 208 BC (Han Dynasty), Foo Dogs date back to the beginnings of Buddhism. Despite the name, Foo Dog statues more closely resemble lions. The lion is a Buddhist symbol of strength, regality, and power. It is not a coincidence that the Buddha was known to lie on his side in a lion posture (sihasana), with one hand under his head and his feet placed one on top of the other. In fact, Buddha's teachings were often referred to as the "Lion's Roar."
The naming of the Foo Dog is believed to have derived from the Chinese word, "Fo," for "Buddha." Over the years, Foo Dogs have also been referred to as Celestial Dogs (protector of the heavens) and Happiness Dogs. Foo Dogs make excellent gifts, and were often presented as gifts to Emperors.