Copper: combats lethargy, passivity, restlessness, excitability. It stimulates initiative, optimism, diplomacy and independence. Copper provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and aligns the subtle bodies. It is said to be a bestower of good, bringing benefit to its wearer. It opens an activates the base a sacral chakras, advancing and stabilizing the the energies of intuition, desire and vitality.
Brass: is rich with copper content; It consists mainly of copper & zinc, bronze consisting essentially of copper and less than 11% tin. Assists healing of skeletal structure. It aids in eliminating toxins from the body. Conducive for spiritual/mental healing, self-discipline & strength.
Nickel: the healing properties of nickel are thought to include cleansing, stimulation of the liver, soothing headaches, and easing fear, as well as promoting the energy of playfulness!
The Drepung Loseling Monastery was Tibet's largest monastic institution, with a population over the centuries that ranged from 7,000 to 12,000 monks. Only 250 of these monastics managed to escape the Chinese Communist invasion of 1959; the remainder were killed or imprisoned. With the Dalai Lama's blessings, the monastery re-established itself in southern India in 1971. Since then, many young refugees have fled Tibet to join Loseling in the hope of receiving a traditional Tibetan education. The population of Drepung Loseling now stands at almost 3,000. The elders of the community support the young students through the proceeds from a small farm and several small cottage industries, including an incense manufacturing project, a carpet factory, and studios for creating traditional Tibetan arts and crafts. We support the efforts of Drepung Loseling to preserve the Tibetan culture among their young people.