Walk the Talk Wear NatureWalk the Talk
teaching us the skill of presence.
These seeds are alive, unique and personal;
individual just to you
- Bless You -
Palden LhamoPalden Lhamo
The Terrifying Female Protector aspect of Tara.
The most powerful protector diety in Buddhist history.
She is the fierce aspect of wisdom.
She is the mother who can lift a car off of a trapped child
the awesome power of a furious mother.
super wrathful, enraged, in her power;
nothing, absolutely nothing, can stand against Her.
Tooling for the Art of PresenceTooling Presence
Prayer bead , counting bead , worry bead ,
massage bead , Practice bead...
Whatever we tell our head , Rudraksha in our hands, reminds us into the grounding art of presence.
Our hands are inescapably in the present, in direct contact with our emotions. When we touch, we have the opportunity to get out of our head and time travel to the present.
These tactile seeds, feel good in the hand,
it is comforting to rub them between our palms,
run them over our fingers
- an, that’s good enough -
Your RudrakshaVisit the Handwall
A wall of hands
Hope you join us
Boudhanath Kathmandu NepalKathmandu
Birthplace of Buddha ,
tiny, tolerant, welcoming and companionate,
tucked in the Himalayas ,
between the rivalling big sisters:
China & India
Qerebu is handmade, by Tibetan Buddhists,
overlooking the stupa ring at Boudhanath,
then Puga cleansed by Monks.
A tradition from the dawn of Buddhism.
Brought to you Dogma free,
for your support
Rudraksha Root Chakra Tree EnergyRoot Chakra
Rudra : Shiva
Aksha : Eyes
Tears of Shiva
No single tree is as rich with scriptural references,
spiritual myths and legends as Rudraksha
From the ancient Vedas:
Shiva, contemplating the fate of mankind,
cried a tear, where it fell, arose this tree.
Deeply tied to Shiva,
rooted nature, growth, grounding,
Hinduism & Buddhism
Rudraksha is traditionally correlated with our first chakra
also called the Root Chakra,
situated at our ‘root’, just off the end of the spinal cord
It is associated with our sense of
survival, stability, security and groundedness.
Grow across south asia, but in the foothills of the Himalayas,
the climate is favoured
Among Rudraksha trees, the ones in Nepal,
especially from Dingla region, are the most valued.
decidedly preferred to Rudraksha grown in tropical climates.
There is a large conterfit problem; knowing provenience is crucial.
Rudraksha is a
broad-leaved evergreen tree,
The fruit is blue So, it is also known as blueberry beads.
The blue colour is not derived from pigment, but it is structural.
(Like a butterfly)
Peeling away the blue pulp reveals the endocarp (seed case)
which amazingly, has a natural stringing hole
Rudraksha has been cherished across Asia for thousands of years,
for spiritual and medicinal qualities.
Held to be very mysterious,
it is regarded as highly sacred and precious.
- Eye of Shiva -
said to be the most sacred object in the spiritual world,
the symbolic link between earth and heaven.
Spiritual tooling for any practice,
for inner transformation,
as these seeds will ground you,
the monkey mind
and feel more at peace.
Used to calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and
Original ArtOriginal Art
Each seed ring
and is traded
The one you choose,
is the one you get.
Living Semi-Precious Gems
Rare or unique seeds
tens of thousands
that fell from a tree,
with a natural hole for stringing
The original rosary of every religion
-Go Nature -
You are the Polish as well as the PolisherPolish - Polisher
A co-created growing enriching relationship
made of you, by you.
The seed, new to you, is clean absorbent wood.
As you wear,
it absorbs oil,
Your ring will darken in colour, bonding with you.
- History Bond -
all our ups
come through our skin, through our oils,
polishing a history of our time.
The longer we wear,
the deeper the colour,
the deeper our history-bond.
this is personal jewellery you never share.
Let the seeds be oiled by you with your oil alone;
this is your tool to find your practice in your own way,
whatever that may be;
keep it personal,
keep it yours.
Caring for Your SeedsCare & Feeding
These living seeds,
if cared for, will live for hundreds of years.
Not too wet
Not too Dry
Too wet and the seed case will get the signal to sprout, cracking
the seed casing,
the endocarp. Occasional rain is fine, but maybe advisable to remove for washing dishes and bathing.
Too dry, and they will crack, they do not do as well living in a drawer. It is said, they are most alive when one wears them, active in the hand.
Oil, rubbed in
or rubbed away
Seeds getting clogged with standing oil will go black and die.
The seeds are living wood, they want to absorb protective oil, but do not want to be over soaked.
As we rub excess polish off furniture, we want to rub excess oil off our seeds.
To clean use a stiff brush
G-Bead PracticeGrounding Practice
The Coloured bead, ‘the G-bead’, is a marker.
A start-finish marker when one works a practice.
Loop the seed-ring over your fingers,
thumb on the G-bead.
With your thumb, pull onto the first seed,
give it a quarter turn.
Again, with your thumb, pull onto the second seed,
give it a quarter turn.
Repeat through all the seeds for a circumvolution
of the seed-ring, from G-bead, around the ring,
back to the G-bead.
After a complete revolution of the ring,
rather than continue in the same direction,
spin the seed-ring 180 degrees,
and continue in the direction from which you came.
This gives the practice swing,
the feel of a figure eight,
the flow of the infinity symbol.