Yesterday I thought to myself…”I haven’t made a mala for so long!” So today I rectified that…one purple mala finished this morning. The tassle I made myself from antique batik material I bought in Bali. The pearls and beads are … Continue reading
GAYATRI MANTRA Om bhur bhuvah svaha tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat Try this wonderful mantra with your japa mala for peace, happiness and removal of obstacles. Say your mantra on each of the 108 beads … Continue reading
I have recently discovered the complete joy of making malas. And guess what…it’s really easy! So why make your own mala? You can choose exactly the colour, type and size of beads you want. You can personalise your mala to be a … Continue reading
Padma, my darling Ma, celebrated her birthday on the weekend. Padma is so special to me and I wanted to find her a present that she would really love. I have been thinking for a while what that perfect gift might be. Suddenly it dawned on … Continue reading
My creative friend Melissa has just completed an amazing wire sculpture for me. It has taken her a few months because of the intricate detail she used in this stunning piece.
It is of course a sculpture of my favourite bird ~ the peacock…India’s national bird. I just adore him. I’m sure you will agree he is a true work of art.
I have been very lucky to have the Gyuto Monks from Dharamsala, in India, to stay with us twice. I am organising at the moment for them to stay with us again this year.
When the monks were here last they taught us how to make peace trees. While my nieces were here over Easter we made some new ones.
They are very easy to make. All you need is:
Dry small branch, coloured wool, light modelling clay and any other decorative items such as feathers, material etc…
First you bind the branches with the wool. Then you make small birds, animals and flowers out of the modelling clay. Attach these to the ends of your branches.
Kids and adults love making these trees and the process of making them is very creative and relaxing.
Display the finished trees in your house. They bring peace and good fortune to all those who view the trees.
Om mani padme hum..