Ahimsa

Ahimsa, symbol, non violence Ahimsa is a Sanskrit term that means “non-killing.”

This concept seems to have emerged in the late Vedas, circa 800 BC. We primarily associate it with the Jainistic and and Buddhist traditions at that time.

Ahimsa has gradually been transferred into the Brahminical tradition, where it remains central up to the present time.

The notion of Ahimsa is primarily related to not harming animal life. However, in Jainism, there are cases of applying this principle toward the plant life too.

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Charya Nritya

Charya Nritya, sacred Buddhist dance of Nepal is a Vajrayana tradition that dates back over a thousand years to the Vajracharya priests of the Kathmandu Valley. The dance is a yogic discipline whose movements and meditative elements effect profound changes of mind and body. The central purpose of the dance is to support the meditation...

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