Samsara has brought us back to “the holidays” . . .
. . . the season that seems to come before Halloween and last well past Valentine's Day, the holidays are upon us. Karma Calendar is a perfect antidote to the empty consumerist gifts and meaningless tchotchkes, instead bringing both the giver and receiver a sense of contemplation, action, and good karma. Shop today at www.goodkarmasangha.com and read more below about upcoming local events, gemstones, mala making, and Lion's Roar Annual Auction for GOOD!!
This year we are thrilled to be featured in Lion’s Roar (Shambhala Sun’s) Ninth Annual Holiday Auction!
As usual, all proceeds from this auction go to supporting the Lion’s Roar’s Foundation's ongoing work of spreading the dharma: both Buddhadharma: the Practitioner's Quarterly and www.lionsroar.com are examples of the types of initiatives the Lion's Roar Foundation uses fund raising monies to support.
“The 2016 auction catalog is as rich and varied and full as people have come to expect, and ends November 27. Don't wait- View it online now.”
The Good Karma Sangha is also in the Mala Making Party business! What’s better than buying local for the holidays? MAKING something beautiful with your own two hands! During these 2-hour workshops, we focus on the history of malas and their use, mantras and meditation practices, and the spiritual meaning of gemstones, including chakra discussion. The $45 fee includes all materials for making one uniquely customized traditional 108-bead mala, and light refreshments like herbal tea and biscuits.
Our first successful event was at Zeal Yoga in Abacoa last Saturday and it was well-attended and well-received! We have many more dates penciled in for the new year, from Palm Beach to Stuart and at all times (nights, weekdays and weekends) so everyone is sure to be able to participate. We also offer home-based parties, where you and 5-7 of your friends can get together to make malas for a birthday, shower, or bachelorette party! It’s a beautiful bonding experience that creates a one of a kind keepsake for all these special life moments. So if you’re not into chippendales or diapers, or just want a more meaningful experience with your friends, call us to set up your own Mala Making Party! 305-308-2006 Karma Calendar & the Good Karma Sangha
Karma Calendar & the Good Karma Sangha are staying busy and reaching out in local communities to be part of many holiday markets. We feel local markets are a great way to exchange ideas, love, and energy with our community and support smaller businesses and local artisans. We also appreciate being honored as a locally handmade, mindful gift product, owned by a woman and contributing 5% of profits to charity (Choki Traditional Art School) every year. Below are some of the events where we will have a booth. You can always email us at ThePath@KarmaCalendar.com for more information on local events or anything else.
Scorpio Oct. 24 – Nov. 22
Beryl (alternates: Aquamarine, Pearl, Citrine, Topaz)
Sagittarius Nov. 23 – Dec. 21
Topaz (alternates: Turquoise, Lapis, Onyx)
Capricorn Dec. 22 – Jan. 20
Ruby (alternates: Garnet, Emerald, Amethyst)
November: Topaz, Citrine
December: Tanéantie, Turquoise
All Karma Calendars include a genuine gemstone to act as a button closure and come with one of the following: Amethyst (Dhyana for Transcendental Meditation), Citrine (Virya for Transcendental Energy) and Aquamarine (Dana for Transcendental Generosity) all of which are alternate gemstones for November and December babies. Of course, Carnelian (Sila for Transcendental Virtue and Freedom from Causing Harm) is also available, and a gemstone for all the Virgos out there (Aug. 24 – Sep. 22). Contact us to learn more about our gemstones and the Pāramitās we identify with (ThePath@KarmaCalendar.com).
We hope this newsletter has found you and yours in a state of love and appreciation. Here at Karma Calendar & the Good Karma Sangha we are always aiming to bring lightness, meaning, and a bit of humor to all of our rendezvous. Contact us to play at 305-308-2006 or ThePath@KarmaCalendar.com
Happy Everything Holiday!
Resa Listort & the Good Karma Sangha