Welcome to Sakura Designs®

Sacred Mala Beads from the largest US mala making company, since 2005. Wholesale to the Public!

Welcome to Sakura Designs, LLC, and our web shop BUDDHISTMALA®. Our small artisan company of meditation practitioners are from the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado. We offer personalized, custom prayer bead designs and a vast selection of over 400 ready to ship mala necklaces and bracelets. We have been handcrafting malas since 1994, and take great care in creating each and every piece. We also have a choice selection of the best imported malas from Bali, Hong Kong, Poland, India and Nepal. We use real, semiprecious stones*, and fine authentic materials, with a free mala bag. Enjoy our site, and we’d really love to hear from you anytime with questions, comments, feedback or greetings!

Mala Prayer Beads are said to contain powerful healing energies that bring you peace and serenity while meditating. Like many other forms of prayer beads, they are traditional tools used by the practitioner to keep track when reciting their mantra(s). Chanting a deeply personal saying, reciting a prayer or even singing a song are just a few ways to focus one’s mind in preparation for channeled thought and enlightenment.

Many cultures have used Mala Beads for centuries, both for their beauty and spiritually healing properties. The sacred mala materials such as rudraksha beads and natural healing gemstones sometimes aid the wearer in their meditative practice. Adorning Mala Beads close to your chakras or near specific body energy points, they help ground you and encourage positive energy flow. Each set of beads are unique; being handcrafted for the wearer to help attach to and heal their energy centers.

For example, our Snow Lion Mala is a beautiful blend of bright blues and teal greens, which helps one connect with and tap into their mind’s eye. The turquoise magnesite unveils hidden truths about oneself, providing insights and strengthening the bond between one’s head and heart. Tiger’s eye, which is commonly known in folklore culture as a power stone, attracts to the wearer wealth and good fortune. Another powerfully grounding stone is the Smoky Quartz, a gem often used to help one center their being and to transmute negative energies.

If you are struggling to unearth certain chakras or if you’re simply looking for gemstones with specific healing energies, Sakura Designs is here for you! We offer custom designs and even bead repair! All of our carefully made products come from natural healing gemstones, quality wood and handpicked beads. We at Sakura Designs take great pride in being the leading American Mala company, and in sharing these Blissful Buddhist Inspired Beads with you!


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Dawn B.


Dawn founded Sakura Designs, buddhistmala.com in 2005 after studying Tibetan Meditation & Yoga, Eastern and Western Art, and Web Development.


Eirikur B.


Eirikur is a beloved friend, noted Buddhist Meditation teacher and Mala Bead Designer, native of Iceland and has been with us since 2006.


Arbnore H.

Bead Artist

Arbnore is from Kosovo and makes many of our malas here in Boulder, she is also one of lovely our mala models.

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Rob M. & Staff

Owner Lexiconn Internet

We recommend Lexiconn Internet Services for Web Hosting, we have been with them for almost 20 years!

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Cassie Pintal


Cassie loves organization and is a Quickbooks virtuoso. She has an advanced diploma of yoga teaching and travels between Australian beaches and the mountains of Colorado.


Rebecca K.

Specialty Designer and Organizer, and general multitasker that has been with us for many years!


Julie K.


Yoga and Meditation practitioner and  Photographer in Boulder, CO.


Doug M.

Order Fulfillment

We call him the “Steve Jobs” of order processing, all orders go out the next day thanks to Doug’s small mom and pop shipping company in Colorado!


Lindsay V.


Meditation practitioner and Dharma Brother, Lindsay from Boulder CO.

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