Buddhist Mala - Bodhi SeedBuddhist Mala beads are a centuries old tool designed to keep the mind focused on the practice of prayer and meditation. The symbol of the never ending cycle, each bead in the mala counts a Sanskrit prayer or mantra in sets of 108 repetitions.
Combining tactile and conscious awareness, the beads are moved sequentially in rhythm with breathing. Each mantra centers and stills the mind, allowing the focus to be on the meaning of the mantra, rather than counting the repetitions. Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. When using a Mala repeatedly, it is believed to take on the energy of the mantra that is being recited.
Our traditional Japa Mala contains 108 beads. The type of bead combined with a specific mantra, is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
The Bodhi Seed is said to come from the Buddha wisdom tree and is considered auspicious to use for all practices. The Buddha Shakyamuni found enlightenment while meditating underneath a Bodhi tree. Bodhi is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning Awakened.
This full sized Prayer Bead Mala necklace is handcrafted with 8mm-10mm beads. The Mala is seasoned with a natural oil for an antique appearance, and features a turquoise bead to help keep your place. It features traditional counters which include a set of 10 simple metal beads and finished with bell and dorje counters. Free mala bag included to store and protect your beads. Due to the natural materials used, the color and the size of the beads may vary slightly.