Traditional Smithing – Then and Now

Shakyas were traditionally workers of gold and silver.  In the picture women in their traditional dress wait in a goldsmith’s workshop.  In the next room, an old man who may be the goldsmith’s father is reciting verses from the Pragyaparamita , a Buddhist text, and in the background, a young woman is returning from the

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Vedic Four Cardinal Directions Guardians

The four Tibetan thangka paintings (see Paintings), Northern Guardian Thangka, Southern Guardian Thangka, Western Guardian Thangka, and the Eastern Guardian Thangka are all part of the Vedic Four Cardinal Directions Guardians.  These are based on the universal principles of duality.  Modern technology and over consumption have created large scale imbalances, thereby affecting the natural vital

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