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 wood beads, wooden malas are most commonly used among the monks and nuns as they are relatively light and sturdy for many hours spent in meditative recitation. 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 incrases the number from 108 to 111 beads, are traditionally not counted during mantra recitation.
The mala’s tassel is adorned with a small golden lotus medallion, orange beads, plus small orange counter beads.
The mala’s bead size is 8mm. To inspire and motivate progress in your mantra recitation, consider adding a mala marker.
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.
Malas make a lovely meaningful gift, and ideally should be blessed by a spiritual teacher or master.