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Review of Buddha Gear – Planting the Seeds of Mindfulness

It was so much fun to receive this headband from Buddha Gear to review.

Buddha Gear is Joy and Jason. Joy designs and sells hats, and has been for over 12 years. Jason is a guide and wellness coach, who has traveled extensively on his spiritual journey, wishing to help those experience their own spiritual awakening.

Together, they have co-created Buddha Gear, a company making handmade, unique head gear such as headbands, beanies and hats. Putting their money where their mouths are, they donate a beanie to a homeless shelter for each one that is sold (go buy one!)

Susan Morgain (SM): What was the impetus for starting this?

Buddha Gear (Jason): While traveling in Peru about 10 years ago, I had a powerful meditation and download to put a crystal in a bandanna so I could tie it over my third eye…I did and was really surprised how it intensified my meditations. (And) Since every crystal has a different frequency, different crystals tune me into a different experience…

SM: What gave you the idea to actually start the company?

BG: Well, when Joy and I started dating about 3 years ago she asked what all of the bandannas around my house were 🙂

I told here the story and she (being a headwear designer) created a prototype. We tweaked it a little and put symbols on them and the Buddha Band was born.

Since then we have added beanies, bandannas, dad hats and snapbacks to our line and have more on the back burner…

SM: How much as been given to homeless shelters so far?

BG: We have donated over 400 lbs of clothing and headwear in the last year. As far as the beanies, we gift one for every one sold at retail.

Our plan is to have 1,300 beanies for the shelter by the end of the year!!!

SM: When do you anticipate the Kickstarter campaign will be done and the dream realized?

BG: The kickstarter ended about a month ago but is still up for all of the info.

This is the site where you can get more information about Buddha Gear’s Kickstarter. Here is a link to Buddha Gear’s direct site.

Check out all of the headbands, beanies and hats that come in different fabrics, & designs; you can get them plain or with really fun metaphysical designs. Know that when doing this, you are also donating to a homeless shelter.

I loved the headband that I received. The design, as you can see, is the phases of the moon. It came with a small bag of chakra crystals so that you can choose which one you would like to put into the hidden pocket to cover your third eye.

For the review itself, I brought the headband with me to yoga class and passed it around to my students. We were all agreed on how soft the fabric was and how much we liked the graphic. The only problem that most of us had was that the, since the majority of us have thin, silky hair, the headband would not stay in place and kept sliding around. The one of us with long full hair did not have the same issue. I would love to see this in a “less” slippery fabric specific to thinner, finer hair.

I would definitely get one; the idea of the hidden pocket for a crystal is, to me, brilliant.

Go check out Buddha Gear. They are pretty awesome!

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About the Author:

Susan Morgaine is a Priestess, Healer, Witch, Writer, and Teacher.

She is entering her 21st year teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, being a Certified instructor through the Kundalini Research Institute.

She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through Imagine A Woman International, founded by Patricia Lynn Reilly. She has long been involved in Goddess Spirituality and Feminism, teaching classes and workshops, including Priestessing local Red Tents.

She is a monthly columnist with PaganPages.org Her writings can be found in The Girl God Anthologies, Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speakand Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess, as well as Mago Publications She Rises, Volume 2, and “Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess”. She is the author of “My Name is Isis, the Egyptian Goddess”, part of the “My Name is ” series of children’s book. She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines.

She is a a Reiki Master and a proud member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She can be found at MysticalShores.com