Nepal


Buddhism in Nepal There are many wonderful buddhist sites in Nepal, and many were damaged by the earthquake in 2015. Rebuilding efforts continue. Thank you for supporting our handmade products helping the economic regrowth of Nepal. We’d like to share a video compilation of sites throughout Nepal with quotes of wisdom from the Buddha. What does “Buddha” Mean? Once asked a question, it is said Buddha responded: A...

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The talented folks at Teton Gravity have put together a truly stunning video of some of the Himalayas most iconic peaks. The Video starts off in Kathmandu, Nepal and then traverses the Himalayas. How did they film these amazing shots? They state: Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these...

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A Quake that Cannot be Forgotten A crippling 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. The quake killed over 8,000 people. The Nepal Rises video below shows the destruction and disruption that came to Nepal, but also the resilience of the Nepali people and the tireless efforts of volunteers. Here is the filmmakers’ website: Nepal Rises Aftershocks and Destruction Aftershocks rocked Nepal about every 15 to 20...

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Are there Yeti in Nepal? Legends of strange creatures in the land have captured the imagination of many throughout the years. From “adorable” to “abominable” the question of the Yeti (mountain man aka snow man) has inspired and haunted many. Reported Sightings Enough reported sightings have keep interested parties searching and continue to draw interest. In 1925, N. A. Tombazi, a photographer and member of the...

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Ever looked at a collection of clocks marking time from around the world? You may have noticed that Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of its border neighbor India, and it is 45 minutes different when comparing to other countries’ time zones. Three’s Company There are only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and Nepal Standard Time (NST) is one of them. The history behind it is quite...

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Vegetable dyed? It’s what my kids wish would happen to the dinner vegetables…but that’s a whole different story. Vegetable dye (also called vegetal) often doesn’t even involve vegetables, but it does involve ingredients that are plant based. The process of using natural dyes to produce vibrant colors is a process that goes back thousands of years. Walnut Husk Vegetable Dyed Journals Our rustic leather journals...

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One Heart World-Wide is an organization that has been helping the people in rural Nepal by setting up tents where mothers can give birth in a clean environment. Much work is still left to do to hope those affected by the earthquake. Below are two videos showing and explaining their efforts. Kathmandu (pictured below) sustained heavy damages but with the available resources has been able to clear debris and many (who did not loose...

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