Summer Auction Items Available for Absentee Bidding

If you are unable to join us for the summer auction and would like to place an absentee bid, email us by Thursday, June 26, 2014, no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (New York time) with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Shipping address
  • Name of the item on which you wish to bid
  • Amount of your bid (excludes shipping charges)

If yours is the winning bid, we will notify you regarding payment for the item and shipping costs. Payment may be made by PayPal, check, Visa or MasterCard.


Photos of Selected Auction Items

The items shown below are available for absentee bidding. Please email your bid no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Or join us in person on Friday, June 27, to bid on these and many more items up for auction!

Framed image from 10th Nail of the Twenty-One NailsCalligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Rigpa and Excerpt from the Twenty-One Nails

Original calligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche of Rigpa, innate awareness.This beautiful piece, created by Mary Ellen McCourt, includes an excerpt from the 10th Nail of the Twenty-One Nails, "The Path Without Deviation." Framed and thumb-printed by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Dimensions: 17¼” x 21½". 



Silver Gau with the Twenty-One Nails 2Twenty-One Nails Gau

An exquisitely detailed sterling silver Tibetan style gau (locket). On one side on one side is the raised design of the eternal knot. On the reverse side are the Tibetan letters for the Twenty-One Nails, one of the most highly revered texts of the Bon dzogchen tradition. Within the sealed interior of the gau is a rolled microfiche of the sacred dzogchen Tibetan text of the Twenty-One Nails. Dimensions: 1 5/8" across and 1/2" high. 



Calligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche - KhamCalligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Kham

 Original framed calligraphy by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche of Kham, seed syllable of the earth element. Dimensions: 17¾” x 23½".  






The crystal symbolizes the transparency of our essence when we are in the natural state. This natural quartz crystal measures approximately 5½" in length and 2½" in diameter. 





Wealth vaseWealth Vase

The Tibetan wealth vase is said to have the power to enhance both the spiritual and material prosperity of those who place it in their homes or businesses. Vase is of silver-plated copper, with gilt medallions. Contains the traditional mixture of semi-precious and precious stones and five grains/seeds and has been blessed by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Approximately 5½ ” high and 5” at widest point.  




This set of kapalas is used hold tea and wine as offerings for Yeshe Walmo, preserver and protector of Tibetan Bon Buddhist wisdom, during ritual ceremonies. Made of gold and silverplate. Each measures 5¾”x 3” at base and 2¾” at top.



Thangka of Tapihrista 3Thangka of Tapihritsa

This exquisite thangka was hand-painted in Kathmandu for our Summer Retreat auction. Tapihritsa is both a historical figure and Dharmakaya Buddha. Fine detail, with exquisite brocade. Dimensions: painting 29" x 20"; brocade length 64", width at top 35", width at bottom 40".  




Calligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche - Shi DeCalligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Shi De

This original framed calligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is of Shi De, which translates as "peaceful."  Dimensions: 23" x  29". 




Calligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche - HungCalligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: Hung

This original framed calligraphy by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is of Hung, seed syllable of enlightened mind. Dimensions: 17¾” x 23½". 



Silver Ma Tri PendantSilver Ma Tri Pendant

Handmade and donated by sangha member Flavie Furst, this silver pendant is strung with a leather cord. For men or women. Donated by Flavie Furst. 



Tibetan A PendantTibetan A Pendant

This delicate gold "A" is encased in glass held with silver, and is strung with a turquoise macrame cord and turquoise beads. Donated by Flavie Furst. 




Wood PhurbaWood Phurba

The phurba is a ritual dagger used in Tibetan Bon Buddhism. The phurba symbolizes stability, and each of the three segments represents the power to transform negative energies. Measures 14¾" long. Donated by Bob Schoenholz. 



Mala - AmberAmber Mala 






Mala - Sandalwood and Tigers EyeSandalwood Mala

This mala, made of sandalwood, contains tiger's eye gemstone spacers. 





Singing BowlSinging Bowl

This beautifully inscribed brass singing bowl from Nepal contains an interior raised Buddha image. Comes with wooden striker. Measures 5½" in diameter. Donated by Shirley Lavin. 




WatchWatch Inscribed with Warrior Seed Syllables

This watch is inscribed with the five warrior syllables from Tibetan Bon Buddhism: AH OM HUNG RAM DZA. Can be worn by a man or woman. Band is 9" long and  5/8" wide. 




Handwover fabricHandwoven Fabric for Shrine or Sacred Space

This handwoven fabric altar cloth measures 30" long (including fringe) and 9 1/2" wide. Donated by Beth Johnson.