Tibetan Buddhist Mala Beads, Sandalwood Bodhi and Lotus
Tibetans believe in case a mantra (a prayer) is recited 100,000 times, the practitioner will gain the wisdom and purification from the mantra practice. A mala for this specific purpose also offers counters to keep an eye on each round of recitation and something for teams of 10, as well as others could be put into keep an eye on thousands. For a lot of other Buddhists, the recitation of the mantra, along with receiving merit which is then committed to all beings, is a kind of meditation, a focusing or sharpening from the mind.
Sandalwood (Santalum Album) is a very fragrant, fine-grained yellow wood from India. Treasured for centuries, this variety is indigenous to southern India, and comes out of Mysore. It is endangered and trade prohibited and now we offer lightly scented Kadam Sandalwood which is now the Eco-friendly alternative and used throughout India to make sacred handicrafts.
Bodhi is the Sanskrit word for “awakened.” Bodhi Seed is the traditional Tibetan Buddhist Mala, with beads that become more beautiful with age and use. Perfect for prostration (bowing) practice. Bodhi Seeds absorb the oils from your skin and from the environment to become a shining dark, almost petrified bead.
Lotus Seed beads are dried seeds from plants of the genus Nelumbo. Lotus Seeds are important in many parts of Asia and the Indian subcontinent in everything from religion to medicine to food.