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MacroSun Closes St. Louis Retail Locations

After 25 years in St. Louis, MacroSun is closing its retail locations. Thousands of Personally Collected Fair Trade Treasures on Sale This will be the final opportunity to purchase many of the unique pieces at MacroSun All the unique pieces you've known and loved at MacroSun for years will be offered for the last time in our retail location:   sterling silver jewelry with precious and ...

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Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief

Thank you for your support of our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Benefit at MacroSun    MacroSun has worked with the country and people of Nepal for over twenty years.  We have many dear friends and artisan-partners who have been impacted by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. We raised over a thousand dollars from the MacroSun benefit to be distributed to Nepal earthquake relief through ...

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Creation and Destruction of a Sand Mandala

Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery, in India, created a sand mandala on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at the MacroSun International store in St. Louis. This mandala was created by precisely dropping grains of color sand onto a wooden board to create a design to represent peace. It took three days for a team of eight monks to create it. On the fourth day, the mandala is swept away and...

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Notes From Indonesia And Thailand Travels

The political/economic turbulence in Indonesia has had a powerful impact on the journey, MacroSun shipments, and on me personally.   The situation is much more complex than the "sound byte" snippets presented in the Western media, I believe.  The long patient, fun-loving, deeply spiritual people of Indonesia deserve a responsive, democratic government. Time with my dear friends in Indonesia w...

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The Woman And The Singing Bowl

On a mid December evening, near Christmas time when the Delmar Loop was decorated in snowflakes and slush, a middle aged woman walked into the store two hours before closing time. She wore a multicolored, wool hat on her head and a long black, trench coat. She was completely bald. Her husband was with her; carrying her purse, he assisted her in every way, opening the door for her and gently ...