The Maitri Karma Calendar for Partners is a 27-day task calendar full of all new tasks, and comes with two lanyards, two beads behind every door, and makes two full wrist malas. Everyday partners do a task for good relationship karma, each partner threads a bead on their lanyard, and 27 days later you have completed 27 good karma tasks and both partners have made a wrist mala to celebrate the journey. Exploring this Maitri Karma Calendar with a partner will give practitioners a better understanding of how karmas effect relationships, and how relationships reflect karmas – all told through simple daily tasks and the Noble Eightfold Path. This will change every relationship in your life, including the primary one you have with your self.
The Maitri Karma Calendars for Partners has two lanyards to make two malas. The moonstone and labradorite gemstones take their inspiration from another one of the ten paramitas (Maitrī). Paramitas are the perfection of particular values to purify karma and lead to enlightenment. Wearing a mala is a loving reminder to practice mindful, compassionate, and skillful actions (Upaya in our Karmas); and to follow the practical suggestions of the Noble Eightfold Path.
Our Karma Calendar for partners is associated with Maitrī: the cultivation of Transcendental Loving Kindness. Maitrī is LOVE, without the suffering that arises from attachment. The Maitrī Karma Calendar includes two wrist malas, one made with 27 new palmwood beads and a moonstone guru bead, and one made with 27 old palmwood beads and a labradorite guru bead. Anyone (friends, family, and lovers) can all enjoy the Maitri Karma Calendar, and embrace the virtue of loving-kindness towards everyone.
The Four Harmonious Friends on the cover of our Maitri Karma Calendar is a replica of an original thangka hand-painted by a student at the Choki Traditional Art School (CTAS) in Bhutan. The Four Harmonious Friends is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist story of an elephant, monkey, hare and bird who were arguing about the ownership of a tree. The elephant arrived after the monkey had eaten all the fruit, and the hare had nibbled the leaves when the tree was a sapling. The bird had spit out the seed from which the tree grew, so they conceded the bird was eldest and the first at the tree, and the bird conceded to share. The elephant, monkey, hare and bird all lived together in harmony and helped each other enjoy the fruits of the tree. The Four Harmonious Friends represents cooperation, harmony, friendship and respect for elders.
The mission of Choki Traditional Art School (CTAS) is to provide university-level training in the traditional arts and crafts to disadvantaged youth of Bhutan, thereby creating an ongoing means of support for these children and their families. The children of CTAS hand-paint traditional Buddhist thankas as part of their training. We purchase these original artworks from them, reproduce them on our Karma Calendars, and donate a portion of every sale to their school. For more information about CTAS, click here, or go to their website www.chokischool.com
• The Stone of Magic and Temple of the Stars, enhances clairvoyance and prophecy, and clarifies destiny.
• Balances intellect and intuition.
• Protective against negative energies.
• Astrological sign of Leo/Sagittarius, Scorpio
• Vibrates to the numbers 6 and 7.
• Labradorite's primary chakra is the Third-Eye Chakra (Ajna), which connects the physical plane with higher realms.
• A stone of togetherness, reveals forgotten truths about the wearer.
• Often associated with their ability to change or alter in appearance.
• Enhances intuition and insight.
• Balances aggressive emotions.
• Connects us to divine inspiration and insight.
• Astrological signs of Cancer, Libra, Scorpio.
• Vibrates to the number 4.
• Moonstone's primary chakra is the Sacral Chakra (Swadhistana), which represents our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.