Buddhist Mala - EbonyBuddhist 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.
Ebony is a durable wood that is thought to have strong protective powers for the home and one's love life. Ebony has long been a favored wood of the royalty in India.
Our full sized prayer bead Mala necklace is handcrafted with 8mm beads, strung with nylon cord and finished with a cotton tassel. Free mala bag is included to store and protect your beads. Due to the natural materials used, the color and the size of the beads may vary slightly. These Mala are acquired through Fair Trade Practices celebrating the culture of Tibet.