Bone Buddhist Mala Plain 9mm, made of yak bone with 108 beads of 9mm. This bone case has two counters also made of yak bone. Excellent quality and very pleasant to the touch. Available in white, yellow, blue, red and brown.
For thousands of years, Buddhist practitioners have used malas to accompany their practice. The origin of Buddhist malas – which is the Sanskrit word for “garland” – is attributed to the Mokugenji Sutra, in which King Virudhaka asks the Buddha to help alleviate his suffering. The Buddha recommends that the king recite the three jewels – the buddha, the dharma and the sangha – using a mala made from the seeds of a soap tree. Since then, throughout Asia, malas have been made of simple, organic materials such as wood, stone or bone. More luxurious materials, such as gemstones, are not used because the mala is considered a meditation tool, not a piece of jewellery.
Caring for your mala:
- Please do not wash your mala or wear it while bathing or sleeping, as this can weaken the mala’s thread.
- To clean your mala: gently wipe the beads with a damp cloth and place in moonlight or sunlight to dry.
- When not in use, store your mala in a Mala Bag.