Posts Tagged "Nepal"


“Local legends have that a Hindu sage named ‘Ne’ established himself in the valley of Kathmandu in prehistoric times and that the word ‘Nepal’ came into existence as the place was protected (‘pala’ in Pali) by the sage ‘Nemi’. It is mentioned in Vedic texts that this region was called Nepal centuries ago. According to the Skanda Purana, a rishi called ‘Nemi’ used to...

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Butter Lamps (or Butter Candles) are something you may see regularly at many temples and homes in Nepal. “The light from the flame of a butter candle symbolizes the wisdom of the awakened mind, dispelling the darkness of delusion and mental obscuration.” (Boss Nepal) The lamps burn Yak butter, vegetable oil or ghee, and the burning of the lamps, or candles, is to help focus the mind and aid in meditation. (See Wikipedia:...

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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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Lokta Printer and Craft Paper with Indigo Natural Indigo is a dye used for centuries to create a variety of beautiful blues. Now, it’s a part of our Handmade Lokta Printer Paper, adding its distinctive color to our handmade lokta paper. Handmade Lokta Paper made for Inkjet and Laser Printers The paper measures 8.5 x 11 inches designed for both inkjet and laser printers. The paper can also be used in crafts such as scrapbooking...

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In honor of the majestic tiger’s comeback, here are 4 Fun Facts about Tigers. 1. Tigers Have Round Pupils Ever wonder why the stare of a tiger is so entrancing? Tigers have circular pupils and not vertical pupil slights like other cats. Tigers hunt during the day whereas other cats hunt at night. 2. White Tigers are not Albino White tigers exist because of a recessive color variant and is found in Bengal tigers only. 3. A...

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Sometimes, let’s face it, you just need to go on an adventure. But in today’s Insta-culture, Instagram, instant-replay, and instant meals, there’s an allure that calls to tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people every day, the need to take the time and jot down an experience in a journal. Here’s the top three reasons to not only keep a journal, but to keep an Adventure Journal. #1. An Adventure...

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Lokta Paper has two different sides. Literally. One of the sides is smooth, while the other side of the same sheet is more rough and natural looking. It all goes back to the unique way that Lokta Paper is made. What Gives Lokta Paper its Distinctive Two Sides? Lokta Paper is handmade from cuttings of the fibrous inner bark of the Lokta Bush. The bush grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, and has a fast re-grow rate...

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius Take a journey, but remember to bring your heart and mind along. Today’s ever-connected world can leave us actually disconnected from the things that matter most, and can take us away from being present to the miracles all around us. It’s one reason we love journal keeping so much. Journals provide the opportunity to reflect upon the day in a very organic way....

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