Our Story

The Ahimsa Project is an independent bookstore & design collective.  Our name is inspired by the transcendentalist authors of the 1800s including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, and Margaret Fuller.   

American transcendentalism was a philosophical and social movement.  Simply put it was a belief in individualism, idealism, and a deep connection with nature.  Some influence came from eastern religions especially the Upanishads.  Transcendentalists believed that everything is connected and happens for a reason.  They believed in the inherent goodness of man.  That in nature we can see the essence of life.  They stressed the importance of self-reliance, social justice, and encouraged free thought based on personal values.  
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Here you will find something for everyone including book inspired yoga mats, art prints and teaware.  Can't find what you're looking for or have a suggestion for a new mat? We'd love to hear from you!
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Email us at admin@theahimsaproject.com

 

Ahimsa~ Compassion.  Reverence for all living creatures.  Avoidance of harm or violence.