Buddha Mediation Altar | At Home MeditationRegular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
Buddha altar box is the consummate item for practice, either at home or on the go. Contains an herbal Buddha figurine, Khata (greeting scarf), votive, Nag Champa incense, and a gilded ceramic bodhi leaf incense burner.
Depicted in Gold on handmade Lokta paper, the historical Sakyamuni Buddha is the founder of Buddhism and the earliest expounder of the Dharma or Buddhist teachings, though he is thought to be just one of many Buddhas or enlightened beings.
Eco-paper garlands are made with sustainably harvested Lokta paper made from the bark of the Daphne shrub that grows at elevations of 5,000 to 16,000 above sea level in remote areas of the Himalaya in Nepal. The raw fiber is hand-gathered by local villagers from sanctioned forests. The bark is soaked and boiled to soften, then ground into a watery pulp. This solution is mixed with water and sieved onto screens to create individual sheets of paper that dry in the sun. Natural and azo-free synthetic dyes are used to color the paper which can then be printed using typical silk-screen methods. Through this long and laborious process lokta-based craft products offer rural Nepalese people, often women, a much-valued source of income to provide for the needs of their families and communities.