Vision/Mission of Himalayan Yugyoan
While“body,” “mind,” and “spirit”are three different words, I’d argue that these three cannot be separated and are in fact one, “bodymindspirit.”
That is because, if the body suffers, so will the mind and spirit. Conversely, if the mind is at ease, so will the body and spirit.
Environmental scientist, James Lovelock, refers to the massive lifeform as “Gaia,” which is the magnified macrocosm of life and existence of the microcosm of life and existence of the earth and nature in which we live, with our “bodymindspirit.”Our “bodymindspirit” is closely connected to the “bodymindspirit” of the earth / nature
Inner and outer.
Yourself and others.
Humans and nature.
Individual and society.
These are also things that cannot be separated, and are in fact connected as one through life and existence.
Himalaya Yugyoan’s goal is to aid the process of reminding those that “my” and “our “bodymindspirit” is one in this life and existence, through the keywords of meditation, Mandalas, and Nepal.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that meditation is the most optimal art※ (※The etymology of “art” is “living art.”)form of reminding ourselves that the “bodymindspirit” is one when it comes to a life and existences full of love.
Meditation in its original form is the naturally relaxed state of “awareness,” “awakening,” and “realization” of the soul and consciousness, however the meditation I’m sharing is an active meditation designed for modern day people by the modern day Buddha and Mystic, OSHO.
The consciousness and energy of most modern day people living in today's artificial and unnatural societies and environments, have forgotten what the “body” is, because to them, the “body” is an over concentration on the “head,” rather than the body in its entirety. The active meditation designed by OSHO for modern day people begins with the body.
The first half of this meditation practice involves fully injecting and immersing your entire body and senses by shaking, dancing, and listening, by means of breathing, humming, and voicing, in order to spread consciousness and energy throughout your body in its entirety. Once consciousness and energy has spread throughout your body, the latter half involves traditional meditation practices of sitting silently through "zazen" and "vipassana meditation.
What’s most important is to spread the consciousness and energy that is overly concentrated on the “head,” to the “body” by way of shaking and dancing.
Meditation is the effort of returning to a relaxed state and “being” instead of “doing.” When consciousness and energy spread throughout the body, and the “body” is prepared and tuned, consciousness and energy will naturally return to its original space of “the here and now.”
Overly concentrating on and having thoughts pass through the “head,” doesn’t allow for “the here and now,” but rather steers us towards a labyrinth of delusion and fantasy by going to and from the past and future.
The very epitome of active meditation designed for modern day people, is to be able to naturally enter a state of “being” by beginning with the “body” and thoroughly spreading your consciousness and energy throughout it.
You can experience OSHO’s active meditation through workshops that are regularly and primarily held in Shonan Fujisawa, Shinjuku Ward, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo and Nagano City in Nagano Prefecture. Please visit our event schedulehttp://spaceosho.com/nirvana/events/
What is a Mandala? Just like meditation and life, to me, Mandalas are shrouded in mystery and yet abundance.
While the first time I encountered a Mandala was while I was in Nepal, the first time I learned about one was when I heard the words “Mandala is a cosmos inside and outside” from somewhere.
So, what exactly is a “cosmos”? Generally speaking, the “cosmos” refers to the universe and seems to be derived from the Greek word “κόσμος,” which means “order, harmony, alignment.” If you click here, you can learn about the “cosmos” in more detail on Wikipedia. 《Wikipedia: Cosmos》
"A state of harmony and order."
"A state where gardens, social laws, and human minds, are in harmony."
The above “keywords” are descriptive of what the “cosmos” means.
Indeed, Mandalas have harmony and order, and can find symmetry.
Visually, a Mandala can appear planet-like, with harmony and order, the sun, and the universe. Going back to Wikipedia’s definition, albeit a Christian one, Christian theology defines the “cosmos” as the created universe, which denotes meanings such as “order of God” and “infinite expansion.”
Inheriting Greek cosmology, the Renaissance era referred to the entire universe as a “macrocosmos” and each person’s soul as a “microcosmos,” and it is said that these two cosmos, “macrocosmos” and “microcosmos,” interact and correspond.
The following definition appeared during the Renaissance era:
= the Entire Universe
= Each Person’s Soul
The meanings and definitions of the word “cosmos,” intuitively make a Mandala feel like an art, design, or tool that helps to remind us of the connection between the inner “microcosmos” of our “bodymindspirit,” and the infinitely expanding outer “macrocosmos.
The meanings and definitions of the word “cosmos”, intuitively make a Mandala feel like an art, design, or tool that helps to remind us of the connection between the inner “microcosmos” of our “bodymindspirit,” and the infinitely expanding outer “macrocosmos.
The only of its kind in Japan, Himalaya Yugyoan specializes in Mandalas. Bought directly from Nepal, these artistically and energetically high quality products are sold at a reasonable price.
For the sake of research, upon using the search function on websites such as Google and Yahoo to look up other stores that sell Mandalas, many advertised that their artistically low quality products were painted by a priest or monk, with some even selling fake products, or ones painted on paper instead of cotton.
The material of the Mandalas from Himalaya Yugyoan are made from 100% cotton fabric, rather than of paper, which allows it to last hundreds of years. The gold that is used is 24 carat pure gold mud.
100% Quality Assurance While there aren’t many stores in Japan that sell Mandalas, Himalaya Yugyoan offers high quality, hand-painted, real Mandalas. Our connection with a Mandala school managed by local Nepali Mandala artists means we can offer high quality Mandalas at a local price point, instead of price gouging for foreign tourists.