Vajra / Dorje

$ 15.00

Why Us

Authentic Tibetan Dorjee feature buddhist designs and are used during traditional Tibetan rituals. 

The hand bell and dorjee are the principal ritual objects of Tantric Buddhism. Traditionally, they are used together, the bell in the left hand, the dorjee in the right. The dorjee literally translates to a thunderbolt in Indian Vedic Literature, and can be used as a weapon by the God Indra. The dorjees can come in various prongs such as the 5 and 9 which are more common in traditional Tibetan Buddhism. The 9 prong is more common with the olden tradition, while the 5 prong is more attuned to the newer schools.  They represent the union of wisdom and compassion, which is enlightenment. These bells produce an incredible sound when rung.

  • Small: 2.75 inches long
  • Medium: 3.25 inches long
  • Large: 4 inches long

5 pronged Dorjee:

  • Dorjee measures 4 inches long and 1 inch tall 
  • Material is Brass
  • Hand made in Nepal by skilled Tibetan Artisans 

How we directly support the locals

Since 1980 Karma and Zumki Lama have brought thousands of items made from Tibetan Refugees living in Nepal and India. As Tibetan refugees themselves, they were shocked by how much people in America loved our culture and our craftsmanship. After selling for a while, they decided to bring the wealth back home and support the struggling communities and artisans. We only buy directly from the local artisans and make sure there is no middle man to take away their hard earned money. We make sure to visit Nepal and India at least twice a year and always find new items and artists to work with. Over the years we have developed strong bonds with the artisans and always make sure to keep in touch and see that their life improves under our support. 

How we have grown

Due to your support and our continued success, we have expanded beyond just Nepal and India and now source our products ethically, from mainly Southeast Asia. (Thailand, Bali) We have expanded our collection due to the repeated requests of our customers asking for more and more culturally diverse products, and have made some new friends along the way. 

With your support

You can directly impact the local artisans by visiting either Nepal and India and experiencing the rich and vibrant culture. Many small independent businesses fail due to the changing times, and this, in turn, affects the local artisans in small villages in Southeast Asia creating a domino effect. With your support, we can continue supporting our friends from Southeast Asia and continually grow to impact their lives in a positive fashion. 

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