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What a busy year! So busy that we weren't able to get as many updates done to the site that we wanted. We're are currently working on the updates with a new camera :)
We have lots of new beads and most have been posted to the wrist mala page but we'll also be updating all the images and adding a few new beads yet to be posted.
Sorry as it looks like there has been a spam type posting happening to our twitter account so sorry for that. We'll delete those now :)
While supplies last! We have shown these beads on our Bodhgaya Bodhi wrist mala page and do have enough to make a few malas but are not showing these on the site. If interested please email us at destinationom (at) yahoo.ca
Spring is around the corner and the end of the rainy season will be a welcomed sight. Hope you are all well. OM, Gaurang.
Thank you for supporting our personal program called "Seeds for Prayer"
We just recently sent a substantial sum of money collected from donations made to the "Seeds for Prayer" program and our local monk friend has distributed it to monks in need.
Many monks that have fled Tibet (and continue to) end up losing all their paperwork as they travel by foot and various transportation (many have everything stolen or documents taken from them by border police and sent walking across Nepal with nothing in their attempt to get to Bodhgaya). Once in Bodhgaya they are meant with various challenges as without paperwork they cannot enter their "home monastery" as over the years there have been impersonators that have caused problems within the monasteries.
Without paperwork these monks that have travelled for 1000's of kilometres for many months are left to fend for themselves in the streets of Bodhgaya and are in hopes of gaining support but won't ask for it; they'll do their prayers in the temple and wait for money to come :) So with "Seeds for Prayer" we quietly pass the money on to one monk who knows the situation and struggles of particular monks that are REALLY ACTUALLY STRUGGLING and not faking it to get money ;) as even in the land of the Buddha there are scammers ;)
These honest monks thank you for your support.
Our latest 1008 bead mala is off to Poland today. For those doing a Ngondro practice this can be a helpful addition and eliminate the need to keep track of 1000 recitations over 10 malas.
If a practitioner is to do one of these malas a day the 100,000 repetitions of each of the practices could be done in 3.5 months.
May the prayers recited over DestinationOM malas go to help the betterment of the world. OM.
We chose to move away from the Facebook platform and return to solely using this updates page which automatically links to Twitter, we feel that this is the best way to focus our efforts to stay in touch. On this page we will post site updates as well as random posts of life here on the island.
We feel that this connection through the site is most important as Facebook was too broad, here on our site we feel closer to everyone. It is a family business and to provide the service that is that we also keep our communications close and focused.
The entire social media realm is not something we want to be too involved in. This business has been going for 10 years and continues based on referrals, repeat customers and people finding us through Google searching. Once people find us we have been blessed to continue with you and all of them for years - that is a blessings and we are grateful for that. The one on one commitment is most important to us. It is easy to get the message out to 1000s of people but to truly connect takes time and that time is what we are most interested in and wanting to cultivate with all of you. This is why you will begin to see more posts here as we return to this simple, central means of communicating. Feel free to comment on any posts as we have now opened that option on this page or email us directly.
We have deleted our Facebook (FB) account so that we can focus on our website and manage all posting here. We had thought that the FB platform would allow us to better connect with customers and communicate in a broader sense but over the years we have seen that what you all want is the one on one connection; as we too also want. So feel free to comment on posts here or email us directly at destinationom (at) yahoo.ca and we look forward to serving you all for decades to come!
We've added new wood malas to our of offerings (Birch, Pine, Cypress, Jujube and Cedar). Recently we changed the links list to the right of the website to help clarify into SEED, WOOD, BONE and MORE malas.
The mala depicted here is Birch and can be found on our Birch Custom Mala page.
We will be set up at Heritage Hall (15th & Main) this weekend in Vancouver, BC for Saltspring in the City. If you or someone you know would like to visit and see 35 artisans from Saltspring this would be the weekend.
Maybe see you there.
We just got the Pheasant Wood Malas up on the site; these will be the only ones we'll have (but can adjust them for custom orders) since we have a plethora of new wood beads on the way.
If you like this type of mala you may want to consider getting one sooner than later.
It's been TEN YEARS since the beginning of this mala making adventure! And we have updated our header to reflect that.
We are also mailing out a thank you letter with some inspirational sayings as well to all our customers. If you haven't received an email than you were missed on the mailouts.
Please email destinationom (at) yahoo.ca and send us your address. We'll be mailing them all out this month.
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT DECADE!
Email us your address at destinationom (at) yahoo.ca and we will send you a thank you letter and inspirational message as a 10th anniversary gift! We'll be sending the letter out in January and February. You may still receive an email as we work through the list! Many of the old ones are bouncing back so we don't want to miss you if possible!! OM...
Just to clarify.
We will not be closing for the winter.
Gaurang has returned early from Europe. Catherine will be away in Asia from Dec 1 - Feb 7. During this time Gaurang will be filling all the orders and communicating with everyone, business as usual ;)
We've just added new CEDAR beads to our list of mala beads we offer!
People have been asking us for years to offer something from the local region and now we are able to. Although milled in South Korea this wood comes from the West coast of North America.
$15 each, in two sizes along with one wrist mala completely in Chinese script translated as "Where you place your will, there you will achieve."