Meditation and Buddhist Prayer Beads
Sacred Beads for Prayer or Wear! Some of our designs can be used as either prayer beads or worn as a protective talisman. Most are too lovely to keep concealed!
We offer full sized meditation beads, and often have matching bracelets. You can choose a stone for it’s healing properties, or birthstone. Sakura Designs hand-selects the materials used in crafting your mala. A finished mala is about 18-21 inches long when held together. (36″ circumference). …Enjoy!
Traditional Mala Uses
Prayer beads have already been utilized for centuries as a devotion and meditation tool. An intention, prayer or mantra is recited for each one of the beads. Many religions have some kind of sacred prayer bead, Christianity-rosary, Hindu-jappa, Islam-subhah, and Buddhist-mala. We, at Sakura Designs feature Buddhist malas, and are Buddhist and Yoga practitioners. We use them with our daily mantra practice, and wear mala bracelets every day!
There are lots of traditions surrounding the usage of prayer beads. The kind of material the beads are produced from, symbols carved or painted to them, the amount of beads, the way they are used, and what religion they may be from. We have seen references suggest that Buddhism was the first one to use beads as to calm and stabilize the mind meditation and evoke devotion and compassion. Within the West, western Buddhists are forming their very own new traditions evolving from the Eastern traditions. The significance of mantra practices are kept, and malas are being integrated into modern western culture. This article will offer suggestions to use your mala to “create inner calmness” on the path.