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End of tenancy cleaning services London

By on March 18, 2017

The end of tenancy has significance to every tenant as it is the time that they move either to better home or their own homes. Most property owners require the tenants to hold a comprehensive cleaning of the home for it to be ready for the next tenant. Failure to do this, the landlord may withhold your security deposit or use part of it to have the house cleaned. It is recommended that you hire a cleaning company instead of when you are moving out.

Why is the end of tenancy different from regular cleaning?

End of tenancy cleaning is a bottom up cleaning. The aim is not only to keep the house clean but also purify all the corners of the house as well as the environment around the home. You also want to get rid of unsightly stains that have been lingering in your kitchen for the last several months.

Here is what end of tenancy cleaning services do to make the home spotless

  • They start by dusting the ceilings, fixtures and removing cobwebs at the corner of the homes. You will be amazed by the amount of dust that is usually in the house even if it looks clean.
  • Cleaning and vacuuming of the window coverings such as stains, blinds, and draperies are also done. It is your work to have the fabric curtains are clean for use by the next tenant.
  • They also clean and degrease the kitchen appliances such as stovetops, ovens, dishwashers, microwave, and refrigerator. Over time, these appliances get layers of grease and burnt food that require scrubbing.
  • The walls are also cleaned from smudges, splatters, and marks especially in the kitchen and the living room. The same happens to the kitchen drawers and cupboards.
  • The bathroom walls, sinks, and vanities are all scoured. Scrubbing extends to the tiles and fixtures in the bathroom.
  • Any drawers and closets in the bedroom and the bathroom are also emptied and wiped clean.
  • Once these areas are clean, the floor is scrubbed and then vacuumed thoroughly. The final part of cleaning is wiping all the doors, doorframes and knobs as well as the outside of the windows.

You should also have any driveways and corridors around the house cleaned. Any items that are unwanted should also be carried away as trash, By doing so, you not only make the place good, but also easier for the property owner to get another client without holding on to your deposit.

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Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

By on March 12, 2017

Bon and Tibetan Buddhism

The Bon came up in the eleventh Century from the Pre-Buddhist religion in Tibet. However, it is thought the Bon-Po religion became widespread with the revival of Buddhism. The efforts of Tetons lead to the introduction of Bon-Po scriptures in Tibet.

After the start of the reign of Emperor Songdetsen., most of Bon-Po Buddhists were forced into exile into China and much of the Southern Asia. This is because the Buddhist rivals took over the country, declared Buddhism the official religion, and persecuted the Bon-Po. The persecuted Tibetans opened Bon-Po chapters in every country that they visited.

Bon as the Fifth Tradition of Tibet 

Tibet is said to have four traditions, Kagyu, Nyingma, Gelug, and Sakya. Of the four, Gelug was adopted from the pre-Buddhist era, reformed, and made part of the tradition. During the conference of abbots and tulkus (incarnate lamas) in 1988, his Holiness Dalai Lama urged an addition of the Tibetan Bon tradition to the four. This, he explained, was due to the similarity of the Bon tradition with the four traditions of the Buddhists. This led to the recognition of Bon as the fifth tradition of Tibet.

Similarity between Bon-Po and Buddhist traditions

Monastic and lay traditions

This tradition includes married yoginis and yogis getting involved in intensive tantric meditation with the lay people did the Dharma practice that involves making offerings, reciting and the circumambulating the sacred monuments. In the monastic traditions, the Bon-Po and Buddhists have full months and novice monks’ ordination. In both traditions, people join nunneries and monasteries at the age of eight. There is also décor and unique architecture in all the monasteries.

Sutra Study

Both Buddhists and Tibetan Bon-Po nuns combine both tantra and sutra in the meditation practice. During the training, the nuns practice a large number of ritual and scholarly texts with debates being the most common methods of study.

The sutra topics in both of the religions include the perfection of wisdom, commonly called Prajnaparamita (also called far-reaching discrimination), the middle way (also called Madhya Maka) that concerns correct view of reality, pramana (the valid way of knowledge) that concerns logic and perception, and the Abhidharma that deals with metaphysics.

The Tibetan Bo Po nuns have textbooks that differ slightly in the interpretation of these traditions and the monasteries in any of the traditions mentioned above. At the end of the study, each of the pieces of training leads to a degree in either a Khenpo or Geshe. Organizations such as Jamma Foundation are pulling efforts together to support the Tibetan bon-Po nuns in their quest to maintain their tradition.

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The House Removal Services Your Friends Didn’t Tell You You’ll Need

By on February 25, 2017

You are probably aware of a number of House Removals companies and what they do: The movers will pack your items load to an awaiting truck and transport them to your new place. However, that is a generalized approach of packages any removal services company can have.

Professional movers do more than the ordinary and their work is usually amazing—the reason for their reasonable pricing. There are additional services that professional movers offer and are not necessarily offered by all removal companies. Below are a just but a few of them:


Packing is by far the most tedious and time-consuming pre-moving task. There are a number of reasons why some people refer to hire packing services. First, lack of sufficient space to pack all your items is reason enough to hire packing services. Second, you may have delicate items that you may require handled with special care.

Professional packing services are usually insured such that your items are protected throughout the moving process.


Unpacking services ensure that your items are not only delivered to your new house, but are also removed from the boxes and put in their respective rooms and positions. The unpacking charges may or not include the cost of disposing your packing materials.


Hoisting is a top-notch service which involves moving heavy and delicate items through windows and open balconies. This service is usually useful where the items cannot be further disassembled or cannot get access to your rooms via the doors or hallways in your new place.

This service is a little expensive attributing to the high level of skill that is required in using rope-and-pulley systems to get your items in the house.

Shuttle Service

This applies where a large truck cannot access your home, and items have to be loaded into smaller trucks. The extra charges here usually cater for the lost time and resources.

Exclusive Use of Vehicle

If you need your goods to be delivered to you with a truck, and not include other shipments, be sure to pay for the exclusive use of the vehicle. Though it is not cheap to use the truck exclusively, some individuals prefer it that way and thus do not mind paying up the extra cost.

Before signing your moving contract with a House Removals London company, it is important to understand the kind of services you will receive during moving and the cost for each. A stress-free move is a product of a crystal-clear understanding between you and the removals company from the beginning to the end of the moving business.

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Jamma Foundation

By on February 15, 2017

Jamma foundation, tibetan bon-po nuns

The Tibetans show the distinction between the Bon dharma (bon chos), the divine dharma (Iha chos), called Buddhism, and the dharma of the human beings, also called the folk religion. These categories include doctrines and practices that are distinct to Buddhism. The Tibetan Buddhism incorporates the elements of all these traditions in their practice.

The Bon is an indigenous tradition of Tibet. In this tradition, there is a system of animistic and shamanistic practices that are performed by bon po and gshen priests. The religion originated from Olmo Lungring. It has profound respect for nature and use of the environment for physical and spiritual afflictions.

The bon-po nuns are a team of dedicated monks that dedicated their life to a religious path in a bid to preserve the Tibetan religious practices. In their practices, they incorporate both the original beliefs of Tibetan people and the Buddhism practices. When Buddhism entered the Tibetan region, the Buddhists did not trash away from the beliefs of the indigenous people. They incorporated the great elements of the both traditions creating a unique mix that is unique to their religion.

From the ancient times, the bon were priests whose job was to perform rituals for the kings. They also propitiate local spirits to ensure peace of the dead in the after-life. There is a great parity with the practices of the modern day Tibetan bon po nuns. However, both religions have a strong commitment to bring peace and end human suffering.

The Chinese occupied Tibet in 1959 in an effort that led to fleeing of many of the Bon followers. As the days continued, there was an effort to bring together the followers of the Bon in China and India. The Jammah foundation is in the forefront of supporting the movement to bring in new generations of Tibetan nuns that have the understanding of the old religion.

There is a bon po nunnery at different areas across the region to teach the nuns of the Geshe studies. The studies teach Tibetan history in details, rituals, religious beliefs, healing practices and other things under Budhism. It is expected that there will be Geshe Nuns in 2023. Other important centers for the bon po religion and nuns include the Menri Monastery, the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center and the Redna Menling Nunnery among others.

The Jammah Foundation and other organizations are coming up to support the push to retain the ancient Tibetan religion, teach the young about the ancient ways of life and how they assist them today.

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