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Chakras 101

Posted in on 6-3-13

Chakras 101

Chakras are invisible centers of subtle energy aligned on a central channel alongside  the spine. Chakras are filled with mystic energy called pranic or life-force. As it spins and draws...

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The Urn in Tibetan Buddhism

Posted in on 7-21-12

The Urn in Tibetan Buddhism

    The urn closely resembles the round-bellied, slim-necked kalash of Hinduism. A large jewel on top gives the urn its other name, the Vase of Treasure. The urn is symbolic of...

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What is the Yin Yang symbol?

Posted in on 7-21-12

What is the Yin Yang symbol?

    Eastern philosophy and religious thought have historically emphasized the non-duality of the universe. In Chinese metaphysics, this principle is symbolized by a circle...

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What are “Eyes of Buddha”?

Posted in on 7-21-12

What are “Eyes of Buddha”?

    Visitors to Buddhist stupas in Nepal cannot help but notice the huge pair of eyes painted around the main towers. These are the “Eyes of the Buddha” that stare out in all...

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