What are Mala Beads? What is a Mala?

In very basic terms – a Mala is a string of beads and can have a bead / tassel / adornment hanging from the bottom.  I use the traditional Tibetan Buddhism method of 108 beads knotting between each bead. The beads that are used are usually precious gemstones, crystals, wood and seeds and are generally called “Mala Beads “.  The addition of a Guru Bead before the tassel or pendant is often referred to as 109 bead

The use of these prayer beads has spread to other cultures and religions besides Hinduism and Buddhism. I like to use my Mala to help me stay in the moment.
Traditionally a Mala is used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, count mantras and to remind you of your spiritual essence. As you meditate, you focus on each bead, touching each knot until you have reached the end of your Mala.
Over time your Mala can develop a deep personal meaning to you. Or you can simply wear your Unique Mala and revel in its beauty.

Caring for your Mala:

Please keep your Mala dry, wipe with a dry cloth if you wish to shine up your beads.
When storing your Mala, please lie flat.
To cleanse your Mala, leave on a clean white cloth and let it sit on a window sill in the sunlight and or moonlight for a day.

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