Buddhist Mala - Red Jasper and OnyxBuddhist 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 many times, 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 gemstone combined with a specific mantra is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
This Red Jasper and Onyx mala is an excellent centering and especially protective stone. Red Jasper provides strength, courage and determination for base chakra issues; security in the outer world. It is thought to have healing properties through balancing energies within the body. The Onyx is a centering stone known for supporting self-mastery, and removes stress and negative thinking. It is thought to align your consciousness to attract the energies you need.
This full sized prayer bead Mala necklace is handcrafted with 8mm beads. Strung with a multi-strand, vinyl coated stainless steel cable and a rayon tassel. The spacer beads are black onyx. Approximate circumference is 34”. 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.