Posts Tagged "Nepal"


A December of Giving With the traditional hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to take a moment and reflect on what we have, and how we can use what we have to help others. One of the charities that we love is called Heifer International which provides opportunities to help the poor around the world. Heifer International has taken a role in helping people around the world for decades and has spent more than 20 years...

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Have You Found Your Way? Writing out your thoughts, troubles, joys, and sorrows can sometimes be what is required to reach clarity. There’s something almost meditative when sitting down with pen and paper and letting it all come out through writing. That’s why we designed the Nepali Wayfinder Handmade Notebook with a selection of three sizes with a soft cover that makes the notebooks light weight. They’re portable,...

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New Handmade Greeting Cards We are pleased to introduce to you our new natural greeting cards made from handmade lokta paper. Three new designs include real flower petals added to the creation of the paper. How Lokta Paper is Made Lokta paper is created from cuttings of the lokta bush, a tree-free, natural source that grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Lokta bushs regenerate quickly after being cut,...

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“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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