Quotes from Wise Leaders

"When we think that something is going to bring us pleasure, we don't know what's really going to happen. When we think that something is going to give us misery, we don't know. Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all."

Pema Chodron

"What binds a society together are not laws, but affection and kindness. We are not forced by laws and rules to live together . . . We live together because of the affection that naturally arises within us."

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Products That Make Wonderful Gifts

My Spirit Garden Volcanic Ash Peaceful Buddha

This statue features Buddha in meditation. The tight-knit spirals adorning Buddha’s head represent a group of snails who, legend has it, kept his head cool as he sat deeply meditating in the afternoon heat. Cast in rich, antique brown volcanic ash and weatherproofed for indoor or outdoor use. 

Interesting New Books

Oaxaca Stories in Cloth
Author: Eric Mindling

Oaxaca Stories in  Cloth includes more than 175 sensitive, intimate, full-color portraits of traditional people of the Oaxacan hinterlands who continue to wrap themselves in the clothing that expresses their ancient, living culture. Eric Mindling captures this vanishing world with artistry and respect, and just in the nick of time. This book offers a window into a vanishing culture where few people have the opportunity to go.