Mani Jewel Gift Store

Mani Jewel Gift Store The Mani Jewel Giftstore is the retail arm of Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC). KPC is a Vajrayana Buddhist Temple founded by Jetsunma Ahkon Lahamo, and is located in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.
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The Mani Jewel Gift Store is the place to go for one-of-a-kind gifts. We sell Buddhist books, statues, thangkas and ritual items. We also have a wide variety of crystals, jewelry, feng shui items, and much much more! Profits support Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist Temple, a sacred place of refuge open 24 hours a day.

Pickup available

Come visit us TODAY at the Pathways Natural Living Expo in Bethesda!!!! Enjoy 142 Exhibitors Who Heal, Entertain, Enligh...
03/24/2013
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Come visit us TODAY at the Pathways Natural Living Expo in Bethesda!!!!
Enjoy 142 Exhibitors Who Heal, Entertain, Enlighten and Offer Lots Of Wonderful Products. Choose From 56 Dynamic, Creative Mind, Body, Spirit Workshops all Included in the $10 price of admission (follow the link for coupon!).
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852
1 Block From The White Flint Metro • Close to Everything and Plenty of FREE Parking

Pathways Presents Our 37th Mind • Body • Spirit Event of The YearNatural Living ExpoSunday March 24, 2013, 10:30am - 7pmEnjoy 142 Exhibitors Who Heal, Entertain, Enlighten and Offer Lots Of Wonderful Products.Choose From 56 Dynamic, Creative Mind, Body, Spirit Workshops All Included in the $10 price...

KPC Buddhist Temple (including the Mani Jewel Gift Store) has been closed to the public due to zoning issues (more info ...
03/05/2013
Urgent: Temple is Temporarily Closed to the Public – We Need Your Help! | Kunzang Palyul Chöling

KPC Buddhist Temple (including the Mani Jewel Gift Store) has been closed to the public due to zoning issues (more info in the link). While the building itself has been closed, visitors are still welcome outside. We hope you will continue to visit the stupas and the 65-acre Peace Park across the street. As far as the store goes... we are working diligently to launch our new online store as soon as possible! Stay tuned!
If you would like to help raise awareness and/or funds to reopen the temple, please contact us! Thank you - we appreciate your continuing support!

If you have ever visited the Temple, attended a teaching, an empowerment, or a class at the Temple, if you have been deeply touched or healed by the Temple or

03/01/2013

The Mani Jewel Gift Store is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued support!

02/02/2013

The Mani Jewel is now accepting new and like-new items for donation or consignment. Examples of merchandise we usually accept are: statues, thangkas, jewelry, handmade gifts, small percussive instruments or rain sticks, and Asian or Buddhist decor items. We cannot guarantee acceptance of every item offered, but we will be happy to take a look at any item you bring in. Profits from sold items will benefit KPC Buddhist temple and its various meritorious projects. If you are interested, please bring your items to the Mani Jewel any Monday between 5-7pm or call us at (301)972-7190 to make an appointment. Thank you for your support!

01/31/2013

"May I be the medicine and the physician for the sick. May I be the nurse until their illness never recurs.

With showers of food and drink may I overcome the afflictions of hunger and thirst. May I become food and drink during times of famine.

May I be an inexhaustible treasury for the destitute. With various forms of assistance may I remain in their presence."

-Santideva in A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

01/01/2013

Happy New Years!!! May the coming year bring abundance, love, and happiness to all beings. May we walk our spiritual paths with strength, courage, and beauty, and may we never be separate from our spiritual teachers.

12/28/2012

NEW YEAR'S SALE!!!! 25% off all 2013 calendars and 25% off select jewelry! We also have a number of crystals that are on sale!

12/21/2012

HOLIDAY SALE!!! 25% off select jewelry! Also, a number of our large crystals are on sale at steep discounts. These sales will run through Christmas Day! Happy holiday shopping!

11/30/2012
The Power of Stupas – A Weekend Retreat | Kunzang Palyul Chöling

Join us this weekend for a retreat about the power of stupas. Stupas are sacred monuments that embody the enlightened mind. Learn about their symbolism and how stupas can benefit you and all sentient beings.
Friday, November 30:
7-9p.m. – teaching
Saturday, December 1:
10a.m. – 12 p.m. – teaching
2-4p.m. – Empowerment – Yum Chenmo, Prajnaparamita – the symbolic mother of all buddhas.
Sunday, December 2
11a.m.- 12:30p.m. – teaching
2-4p.m. – teaching

Stupas are sacred monuments that embody the enlightened mind. Learn about their symbolism and how stupas can benefit you and all sentient beings. Retreat

11/24/2012
How to Be Happy

"Live with compassion.
Work with compassion.
Die with compassion.
Meditate with compassion.
Enjoy with compassion.

When problems come,
Experience them with compassion.

- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is considered one of the most remarkable Buddhist teachers alive, and How to Be Happy represents him at his most engaging and inspiring. Here Rinpoche helps readers find their Good Heart, the heart that can easily rejoice in the happiness of others. He also gives sage advice on tr...

11/24/2012
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11/23/2012

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11/23/2012

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! 20% off all Books and Dharma Items! Support local business and charities by doing your Black Friday shopping at the Mani Jewel!

11/16/2012
Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices

Heads up Ngondro practitioners! Not for Happiness: A guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse is a fantastic commentary on the preliminary practice of Ngondro.
Do you practice meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be “happy”? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practice the Dharma.

Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngöndro preliminaries, will not bring the kind of comfort and ease most worldly people crave. Quite the opposite, in fact. But if your ultimate goal is enlightenment, Ngöndro practice is a must, and Not for Happiness your perfect guide, as it contains everything an aspiring practitioner needs to get started, including advice about:

• developing “renunciation mind”
• discipline, meditation and wisdom
• using your imagination in visualization practice
• why you need a guru

Do you practise meditation because you want to feel good? Or to help you relax and be “happy”? Then frankly, according to Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, you are far better off having a full-body massage than trying to practise the Dharma. Genuine spiritual practice, not least the Ngö...

New book! Knitting for Good! A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch by Betsy Greer...
11/10/2012
Knitting for Good!

New book! Knitting for Good! A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change, Stitch by Stitch by Betsy Greer

Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That's Betsy Greer's fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way.

In the last five years knitting has undergone a complete transformation. Once considered a grandmotherly craft, knitting is now embraced by new generations of young, socially and politically conscious crafters. For these new knitters, their craft represents much more than the finished project; their...

11/09/2012
Medicine and Compassion Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers
by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche with David R. Shlim, M.D.
“This book is a simple and well-written introduction to the Tibetan variant of Buddhism, a global religion that has garnered increasing interest in the United States since Zen textbooks became available in the 1950s. In folksy English, the book explains the basics of the belief system, including the concepts of impermanence, attachment, suffering, and "emptiness suffused with compassion." Emphasizing that the Buddhist idea of "empty mind" and compassion are essentially innate and indistinguishable, the book offers simple meditation practices and visualizations (mostly having to do with concentrating on breathing) as a direct way to cultivate "nonconceptual compassion." Even though the book does not specifically target health care providers (meditation and compassion seem to be good for everyone), there are plenty of insights that will be worthwhile for caregivers. We are told that even if we are saddened because we cannot cure everyone, we can find some joy if we make our effort to help 100 percent. We are told that treatment includes gestures and nonverbal communication of reassurance, caring, calmness, and help in removing fear. We are asked to remember that we are all "waiting in line to die." Medicine and Compassion is most interesting when it touches on Tibet's unique cultural traditions. For example, it provides a dramatic glimpse into another conceptual world in its descriptions of the process of dying, during which, according to Tibetan beliefs, the spirit moves through various bardo realms, where mind-consciousness is reincarnated.” - The New England Journal of Medicine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlRFThusREA

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R Shlim collaborated to create the book Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers (Wisdom Publication...

11/03/2012
The Power of an Open Question

New book! The Power of an Open Question by Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel

Asking challenging questions leads to powerful insights. That’s the premise of this first book by Buddhist teacher Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel. How do we find a resting place in a world that is complex and always changing? How do we practice spirituality beyond the limits of blind acceptance and doubt? Elizabeth proposes that we access our deepest intelligence through asking these kinds of questions. “When we ask a question,” she suggests, “our mind is engaged yet open. The process of inquiry protects us from our tendency to reach static conclusions. Instead, we can respond to uncertainty and change with inquisitiveness and a sense of wonder.” Her book guides us on a provocative, playful, and spiritually enriching journey of contemplation that could last a lifetime.

After years of searching and trying different spiritual practices, the Buddha reached a powerful conclusion: he saw that everything is impermanent and unpredictable, so there is nothing external to himself that he could rely on; and, at the same time, he saw that trying to attain happiness through d...

11/02/2012
A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency by John Stanley, David R. Loy, and Gyurme Dorje (086171

A relevant read after Hurricane Sandy!

Never before have so many teachers from all Buddhist traditions—Zen, Vajrayana, Theravada, Vipassana; from the West and the East—come together to offer a unified response to a matter of utmost urgency. This watershed volume is at the same time a clarion call to action and a bright beacon of hope.

With contributions from: the Dalai Lama, the Seventeenth Karmapa, Sakya Trizin,Dudjom Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Ato Rinpoche,Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche,Thrangu Rinpoche,Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche,Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Robert Aitken, Joanna Macy, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joseph Goldstein,Taigen Dan Leighton, Susan Murphy,Matthieu Ricard,Hozan Alan Senauke, Lin Jensen, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Never before have so many teachers from all Buddhist traditions—Zen, Vajrayana, Theravada, Vipassana; from the West and the East—come together to offer a unified response to a matter of utmost urgency. This watershed volume is at the same time a clarion call to action and a bright beacon of hope.

We hope you fared well in the hurricane! Our prayers go out to all those suffering in Sandy's wake. Please consider dona...
11/02/2012
Sandy's aftermath: How you can help

We hope you fared well in the hurricane! Our prayers go out to all those suffering in Sandy's wake. Please consider donating to one of these disaster relief groups, and repost this link so others may have an opportunity to help.

Updated Nov. 1: If you want to help those hurt by the storm, you can donate to these organizations; some of them have options to donate via text message, as well as by phone or online: BENEFIT CONCERTNBC Universal will host a benefit for Sandy victims on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.&nbs …

10/29/2012

The Mani Jewel Gift Store will be closed throughout the storm. We expect power outages for a number of days as well. Give us a call at (301)972-7190 if you would like to know if we have reopened. Stay home, stay safe! Remember to check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially elderly or sick people in your community.

10/27/2012

Confused by Sanskrit/Tibetan/Chinese/Japanese/Indian terms in Buddhism? Check out The Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism by John Powers, now available in the Mani Jewel Gift Store. This book covers key people, places rituals, texts and art, extending from the origins of the faith to the present day. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, it features extensive cross-referencing, a chronology, and a thematic bibliography and index.

10/26/2012

2013 calendars are now in stock!

We could be getting "the storm of the century" this weekend. That's right, worse than the infamous Derecho. Please consi...
10/26/2012
AmpleHarvest.org Find A Food Pantry

We could be getting "the storm of the century" this weekend. That's right, worse than the infamous Derecho. Please consider donating to your local food bank before the storm hits. Many people will not be able to afford emergency stockpiles of food, or replacing food that goes bad. KPC's food bank serves the Poolesville Area. For other food banks in your area visit this link.

New book! Reflections on a Mountain Lake: Teachings on Practical Buddhism by Ani Tenzin PalmoThis sparkling collection o...
10/20/2012
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New book! Reflections on a Mountain Lake: Teachings on Practical Buddhism by Ani Tenzin Palmo

This sparkling collection of Dharma teachings by Tenzin Palmo addresses issues of common concern to Buddhist practitioners from all traditions. Personable, witty, and insightful, Tenzin Palmo presents an inspiring and no-nonsense view of Buddhist practice.

Staff favorite! Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham You’re stuck in the airport secu...
10/19/2012
Spirituality & Practice: Book Review: Ruling Your World, by Sakyong Mipham

Staff favorite! Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life by Sakyong Mipham

You’re stuck in the airport security line, late for a flight. The line isn’t moving. You’re angry at the security personnel for taking so long, you’re irritated at the other passengers for having so much stuff, you’re mad at your boss for sending you on this trip in the first place. By the time you get to your gate you’re angry, deflated, and exhausted. Then someone cuts in front of you in the line to board and you snap. “There’s a line, you know!” Is that really you, standing in an airport, yelling at a stranger, emotions raging?

It happens to most of us more than we’d like to admit. In an instant, our lives seem out of control and overwhelming. It’s always something, isn’t it? But what if you could approach every part of your life—from the smallest decisions to life’s biggest setbacks—with total confidence, clarity, and control?

According to Sakyong Mipham, we all have that power. The secret is simple: If you just stop thinking about yourself all the time, happiness and confidence will come naturally. It sounds absurd and, what’s more, impossible. But in Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham shares ancient secrets on how to take control of our lives and be successful while cultivating compassion for others and confidence in our own intelligence and goodness. The key to this well-being lies in the ancient strategies of the warrior kings and queens of Shambhala.

Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition on how to take charge of our lives and find meaning in all that we do.

New book! Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lillian CheungWith the scientific expertise of ...
10/13/2012
Savor the Blog | Savor The Book

New book! Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lillian Cheung
With the scientific expertise of Dr. Lilian Cheung in nutrition and Thich Nhat Hanh's experience in teaching mindfulness the world over, Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.
Check out the Savor blog for more mindfulness insights :)

Yoga and mindfulness are intimately intertwined. I find great value in the practice of yoga, and I know many of our community members do as well. I asked Marti Yura, a yoga teacher and studio owner, to share with us the most important lesson she's learned so far as a yogi.

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