GANESHA CANVAS TOTE BAGS | Available Now!!
Peace Movement! I had a lot of folks that hit me up about the Ganesha tote bags that were featured at the OAC show this year, so we decided to get some custom-made just for you! These tote bags are constructed using heavyweight, high quality, durable canvas. It's a perfect size for laptops, vinyl records, yoga gear, groceries, etc... Inside, you'll find a bellow pocket compartment with zipper and custom Tibetan rope zipper pull that can easily store your wallet, keys, cell phone, etc...
- Custom-made in the USA
- Heavyweight, high quality durable canvas
- Inside bellow pocket compartment w/zipper
- Custom tibetan rope zipper pull
- Clean finished interior seams
- Reinforced shoulder straps
- Bottom panel expands to 4.5"
GET IT HERE!!!
AMMA | LOS ANGELES | 2013
Amma's arms are open to everyone. Most people come to experience her embrace, her unique way of spreading comfort to the world. Some are drawn to her charitable works or to learn more from one of the preeminent spiritual teachers of our time. However they come, most end up being moved & inspired by one of the world's most accessible humanitarian leaders. Amma wil once again be coming to Los Angeles from June 10 - 14th. For more info, please visit www.ammalosangeles.org.
HOW SHE BEGAN...
Amma was born in a remote coastal village in Kerala, South India in 1953. Even as a small girl, she drew attention with the many hours she spent in deep meditation on the seashore. She also composed devotional songs and could often be seen singing to the divine with heartfelt emotion. Despite her tender age, her compositions revealed remarkable depth and wisdom. When Amma was nine years old, her mother became ill, and Amma was withdrawn from school in order to help with household tasks and the care of her seven siblings. As she went door-to-door gathering food scraps from neighbors for her family’s cows, she was confronted with the intense poverty and suffering that existed in her community, and in the world beyond it. Where Amma encountered people in need, she brought them food and clothing from her own home. She was undeterred by the scolding and punishment she received from her family for doing so. Amma also began to spontaneously embrace people to comfort them in their sorrow. Responding to her affectionate care, they began to call her Amma (Mother).
Amma was deeply affected by the profound suffering she witnessed. According to Hinduism, the suffering of the individual is due to his or her own karma — the results of actions performed in the past. Amma accepted this concept, but she refused to accept it as a justification for inaction. Amma contemplated the principle of karma until she revealed an even more profound truth, asking a question she continues to ask each of us today. “If it is one man’s karma to suffer, isn’t it our dharma (duty) to help ease his suffering and pain?” With this simple yet profound conviction — that each of us has a responsibility to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate — Amma moved forward with confidence in her life of service and compassionate care for all beings, uniquely expressed by the motherly embrace she offers to all who seek solace in her arms.
In Amma’s community, however, it was not permissible for a 14-year-old girl to touch others, especially men. Amma explains, "In India, women are expected to remain in the background. It is said that 'Even the walls should not hear them.' My family could not understand my way of reaching out to people; they had no idea of the spiritual principles." But despite adverse reactions, Amma followed her heart, later explaining, “A continuous stream of love flows from me to all of creation. This is my inborn nature. The duty of a doctor is to treat patients. In the same way, my duty is to console those who are suffering.” Amma says that love expressed is compassion, and compassion means accepting the needs and sorrows of others as one's own.
CRYPTIK ART DECKS | OFFICIAL RELEASE
Peace Movement! I'm stoked to announce the release of our NEW CRYPTIK ART DECKS! These are 100% HAND-PRINTED, like they used to be when I was growing up, none of that "vinyl adhesive" bizness and I couldn't be happier with how they came out. I know a lot of Movement out there have been waiting patiently for this second edition to drop, so I hope you don't miss out on this run. Remember, this is a LIMITED EDITION release with only 10 DECKS made of each design and only 8 available for purchase.
Most importantly, I want everyone to know that these were created as "art decks" that were meant to be hung, not to be ridden. Please respect the nature of my work, as well as, those who consider the imagery sacred. Many Thanks for your understanding.
ALPHABET SOUP | THANK YOU!!!
Massive Thanks to everyone who came out to "Alphabet Soup" last night!! What an incredible turnout, y'all really made this show a great success! SHOUTOUT to Rigo Jimenez for putting this epic show together...CONGRATS BRUHDA!! Also, BIGGUP to all the OG's (Chaz, Retna, Sleeps, Defer, Prime) for including the rookie, I got so much RESPECT for all of you, thanks for always keeping a brotha humble. Lastly, BIGGUP to Brandy Flower, Mike C & the entire HIT+RUN CREW, for holdin' it down for y'all ALL NIGHT!! MAD LUV CREW!! Thanks again everyone for all the love and support...I SEE YOU!! Hope to see everyone at the closing.