Greetings and Salutation for the New Year. I hope this will be a year of awarenesss, presence, & peace for those students of Dharma and the world. We are very meditative this time of year and enjoying the silence of winter. I have just placed orders with my partners in Nepal and expect to have many beautiful new offerings in the spring. My emphasis is always meditative tools like SINGING BOWLS and TIBETAN CULTURAL items like RITUAL MASKS. Naturally, I am always inspired to find new and interesting ‘one of a kinds’ to offer here. All the best! LAMADORJE
Who We Are, What We Do, & Why We Do It
The Himalayan Traders is from the ‘Small Is Beautiful’ lifestyle philosophy. In Buddhist thought, Right Livelihood is considered essential for the layman’s spiritual path. As a Buddhist layperson, I have tried to embody this ideal through The Himalayan Traders. Read more about Buddhism here.
Most of our goods come from the Royal Kingdom of Nepal. In ancient times, large parts of Nepal were Tibetan territories, so the cultures are blended quite a lot. The mountain people are generally Buddhist while the people of Kathmandu valley are a mix of Buddhist & Hindu. In 1959, and thereafter many Tibetan refugees came to Nepal to escape the invasion of Tibet by China. The Tibetan refugees have worked hard and created new homes and businesses in Nepal. We buy directly from these Tibetan people and the various other ethnic peoples of Nepal. Most of our suppliers are small family businesses and craftsmen. There are no child laborers and the prices paid for goods provide a comfortable livelihood for these people.
Nepal is the fourth poorest country in the world and yet they have one of the highest qualities of spirituality and kindness that I have ever experienced. They need and appreciate trading with the USA and take a lot of pride in their work. If you want to see where everything comes from and some of my experiences in Nepal, then please visit to our Photo Gallery.
One of the Buddhist beliefs that I adhere to is that we are all evolving together and everything is interconnected. For this reason, it is good to share some of the responsibility for helping society. In an effort to give some support for Buddhist study, we are sending 10% of our profits to support Tibetan people and Relief Projects of compassion.
Thanks for your interest & support of The Himalayan Traders. We hope you enjoy our offering of Tibetan Sacred & Ritual objects.
Best wishes. Lama Dorje (aka Quentin Wood)
For Nice People Contact: The Himalayan Traders, POB 99, Middletown, CA. 95461 USA Ph: 707.347.9642 or Email Us
Blissful Pema Collection 8.5″ TIBETAN SINGING BOWL #1771$189.00 Add to cart
Very Subtle Pema Collectiion 8″ TIBETAN SINGING BOWL #8603$169.00 Add to cart
OM MANI PADME HUM Mantra Tibetan Buddhist Tingcha or Tingsha Cymbals 2.25″$19.95 Add to cart
Meditative Sound 7.5″ Tibetan Singing Bowl #1602$149.00 Add to cart
Tibetan Buddhist Sterling Silver Coral OM Pendant$49.95 Add to cart
Medium Tibetan Buddhist OM Sterling Silver Earrings$24.95 Add to cart