New collection in progress for the Dalai Lama, in aide of the Tibet Relief Fund

Nov 24, 2022

We're proud to announce that we are working on two collection for the Tibet Relief Fund and one is being designed by our resident artist Alex Echo.

The collection is based on the ancient mandala and the belief of oneness, and will include 3 unique 1:1 NFTs with a physical copy signed by the artist, as available with 108 editions. This new collection will be available in January on the new Nporium Digital Art and Collectibles platform.

Why 108?

108 has always been a highly revered number for thousands of years, coveted by many spiritual traditions and associated with meditation and prayer.  Considered to be the most auspicious number of all, 108 also happens to be the number of stitches on a baseball.  

The number 108 represents spiritual completion in yoga. That's why japa malas have 108 beads - plus a meru bead, that when reached, prompts you to count the beads backwards. Many pranayama cycles are repeated 108 times, and sun salutations are usually completed in nine rounds of 12 postures, which adds up to 108. By practicing in rounds of this sacred number, ancient yogis believed we can tune into the rhythms of creation.

108 seems to be a mysterious number that connects the ancient and modern worlds, as well as the physical and metaphysical worlds. Math, geometry, astrology, numerology, and many world religions and spiritual traditions revere the number 108.

There are exactly 108 types of defilements in Buddhism - no more, no less. Perhaps this is why a bell is chimed exactly 108 times in Japanese Buddhist temples at the end of an old year and at the beginning of a new one.

In Buddhism, the road to nirvana is paved with exactly 108 temptations. Therefore, every Buddhist has to overcome 108 earthly temptations to reach Nirvana. 108 beads are also used in the prayer beads worn by Zen priests around their waists. In Tibet, all the holy writings are divided into exactly 108 sacred books. 108 sins and 108 delusions of the mind are also part of Tibetan Buddhism.

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