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Environment greeting cards

There has been so much publicity recently about plastics and pollution  that there has been a massive increase in public awareness of the global environmental impact of the unrestrained use of plastics. In the sea, plastic pollution is mostly invisible until it washes up on the shoreline, yet the ‘invisible’ aspect is more disturbing – microscopic particles of plastic are now found throughout the marine environment and food chain. This card in the Cherish the Earth series shows a crashing wave in Cornwall, with an accompanying quotation by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage and one of the most eminent figures in Tibetan Buddhism:   “Environmental degradation is far more complex than anything we alone can tackle, but if we can all contribute a single drop of clean water, those drops will accumulate into a clear stream and eventually a vast pure ocean. This is my aspiration.”  The Karmapa is well known for his interest and commitment to environmental issues, as well as social justice for all.  He frequently highlights the issues in his teachings and life’s work.

 

 

 

Cherish the Earth greetings cards

A new range of greetings cards is now available from this website, which follow on from the Cherish the Earth calendars in 2014 and 2015. The advantage of greetings cards is that they are available all the year round rather than just the short window of time in the autumn and winter when calendars are on sale. The theme of the cards is the same as for the calendars – to highlight the global environment through photography, and quotations from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage and one of the most eminent figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The Karmapa is well known for his interest and commitment to environmental issue, as well as social justice for all. There are twelve cards in the series, ranging from honeybees to Himalayan mountains, wildlife to oceans, and there has been a wonderful response since publication. They are also available from the shops at Kagyu Samye Ling, near Eskdalemuir, Scotland, and Kagyu Samye Dzong London.

 

 

Atlantic wave, Pednavounda, Cornwall

Mindfulness greeting cards

Mindful Moments: reflections on mindfulness and nature.

Single greeting card with envelope, cellophane wrapped, 148 x 105 mm, blank inside for your own message.

In the endless cycle of wind and tide, motion and change, the sea displays its elemental beauty and power on the Cornish coast.

Photographed at Porthchapel, Cornwall, England.

Text © Gwennie Fraser (www.mindfulnessinlife.co.uk)

Mindful Moments

The Mindful Moments greeting card series now has twelve designs depicting nature subjects, with a mindfulness quote by Gwennie Fraser. As the subtitle of the card suggests, the theme is ‘reflections on mindfulness and nature’, and the quotes have been especially written to accompany each photograph. If the cards offer a little bit of helpful inspiration and contemplation, then they have achieved their aim. The images cover a wide range of subjects: an arctic tern in the Farne Islands; arctic willow in Greenland; raindrops on a beech leaf in spring; an ocean wave in Cornwall; crepuscular rays over the Hebrides; a detail of a tulip flower; a forget me not; gold and blue light on a waterfall in Northumberland National Park; a spectacular rainbow over Loch broom in the north west highlands of Scotland; a red squirrel; starry night over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park; and a detail of a stitchwort flower.

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