We are Jane and Alistair and we are delighted to share with you some of the treasures we have found while living and travelling in India and Nepal as Buddhist practitioners.
We lived in Northern India in a very special place called Tso Pema, for around 5 years, practicing the Buddhadharma and going on pilgrimage to holy places. During this time we discovered so many precious items to inspire and support our practice, and decided that we would love to share them with our fellow Australians and also the world.
The main focus of Jalu Jems is items used in the practice of Tibetan Buddhism, but which are also beautiful decorative items, not limited to Buddhist practice. Some of the items are also not related to Buddhist practice, but are treasures that we have discovered in Nepal and couldn’t resist!
The majority of products are handmade in Nepal, by local families and cottage industries. Some of our Malas (prayer beads) are made by a third generation family business in Bodhgaya, India, the place of the Buddha’s enlightenment.
Our ‘rainbow’ logo was inspired by the sun and moon rainbows that we witnessed on so many occasions while living in Tso Pema in the Himalayas – quite spectacular! The word ‘Jalu’ means ‘rainbow body’, and ‘Jems’ is a play on the word ‘Gems’, of which we have many!
We hope you enjoy browsing through Jalu Jems, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
FYI - All profits from the sale of Statues is donated to Dharma projects, and a percentage of profits from all other products is donated to Buddhist activities, practitioners and organisations.