The practice of mantra recitation has been used for untold millennium to help focus the mind, cultivate calmness, and to gain wisdom and purification.
Strung on triple-strand cord with 108 beads, semi-precious gemstones have become popular in the West due to the specific healing properties associated with the minerals. Stunning in its translucent simplicity, the rock crystal mala possesses all the unique qualities legendary among numerous spiritual traditions, East and West. Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist Lord of Compassion, clasps a crystal mala in his right hand as a symbol of tranquility and consoling. Crystal is regarded by Tibetan Buddhists as one of the 5 precious substances in this world. The mala’s bead size is 8mm.
At every 27th bead, an extra 'spacer' bead of a different material is inserted as a gentle reminder to refocus when our mind wanders during meditative recitation. The 3 spacer beads, which increase the number from 108 to 111 beads, are traditionally not counted during mantra recitation. The mala’s bead size is 8mm. The tassel includes a dainty silver lotus medallion, and a set of crystal counter beads.
To inspire and motivate progress in your mantra recitation, consider adding a mala marker clip.
When not using your mala, it should always be kept in a safe, easy-to-find place and treated with respect. Our mala bags will ensure protection from the elements and will extend the life of your mala.