Connect to Inner Calm – with Mala Beads!
The practices of using Buddhist Mala Prayer Beads to clear and focus the mind by counting the repetitions of mantra chants are seen everywhere these days. Anyone can use these beads, they are not limited to one religion or tradition. Mala bracelets of beautiful Tibetan beads, or perhaps a full size necklace of Tibetan Mala beads to wear or keep with you can remind you of your practice, a little secret a sacredness in our busy day!
Mala is the word for garland or prayer necklace, and is a is a set of 108 strung beads, plus a Guru bead or focal end bead which serves as a tactile reminder of the conclusion of this round of chanting mantra. The Guru in the most esoteric sense is not only our spiritual teacher, but a connection to inner calm, open heart and wisdom, despite the ever fluctuating conditions of our world. Meditation and Mantra are excellent tools to reconnect to our strongest “Selves.”
All classic Buddhist Mala Bead necklaces will have some sort of a tassel. Sometimes the tassel is made of silk, cotton, rayon, or a Tibetan snake knot or adjustable knot in the more modern prayer necklaces. Possibly the most common gemstone to be found in necklaces of Mala beads would be any variation of hues of a Jade Mala. Jade helps to calm the mind, and it possesses powerful healing properties, such as enhancing love, courage, justice and wisdom, and has been used for centuries in prayer beads.
In addition to gemstones, our Buddhist Mala prayer beads are made from a wide variety of natural materials including bone, the exquisite wood or seeds from the Bodhi tree, crystal, pearl, even natural seeds … each one bringing their own beneficial qualities to the meditation practitioner depending on the intentions they set for their practice, or what mantra practice you are doing. Enjoy and we hope you like our designs! We can also custom create one for you, anytime!