Tag Archives: Buddhism

DIY: Tibetan Prayer Flags for a Harmonious Space!

Prayer flags are believed to bring happiness, long life, and prosperity to those who create them.  Let’s make some!  Each color has a special meaning: blue/space, white/air, red/fire, green/water, and yellow/earth. Here’s an image of prayer flags hanging from a Buddhist … Continue reading

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A Ganesh Celebration at Family Art Labs!

Once every fall we hold a Family Art Lab devoted to the beloved elephant-headed deity, Ganesh (also known as Ganesha or Ganapati).  Ganesh is not only popular among Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities, but is also famous among many cultures throughout the world.  Perhaps it’s his unique characteristics … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Season In Bodhgaya: An Introduction

I have just arrived back, and it is time to reflect on my trip to India. Once I arrived in Bodhgaya, the seat of Buddha’s enlightenment, I was so immediately swept up in the energy of the place, it was … Continue reading

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