What is better than a constant reminder of our truest intention? Sometimes you need a gentle nudge to remind you that you are love and allow yourself to see the love that surrounds you. Reach for your Tibetan Buddhist Mala 108 to support and encourage love, harmony, inner peace, allowing you to love yourself and be open to loving others.
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning “garland” or “impurity.” It is also the term for a string of beads that has been used by sages and those with spiritual aspirations for thousands of years. Yogis and Buddhists were the first to use mala to enhance their spiritual practices. Also called yoga beads, mala is used to keep count of mantra repetitions, or japa, during meditation.
Mala is usually made of 108 beads and a guru bead. This enhances the practice of japa meditation (also called mantra meditation) by keeping count of the number of times a mantra is chanted. Malas can be made with fewer beads, such as 18, 27 and 54. It is believed that some holy texts say a mala should consist of only nine beads. Hence, a mantra chanting of 108 times would require you to complete 12 turns of the nine-bead mala.
Whether you use your mala beads to count mantras while meditating, wear them to remind you of your intentions or simply for their free-spirited beauty, we hope that you cherish them for years to come!