The use of beads in meditation is a practice used by almost all world religions and wisdom traditions.
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads. In Tibetan Buddhism, malas of 108 beads are used.
This beautiful Buddhist mala is made of all natural stones and includes a Tree of Life charm. The Tree of Life is associated with both religious and spiritual beliefs. In Buddhism, the Bodhi tree is where Buddha received enlightenment. The symbol is associated with wisdom in the book of Proverbs. The Nordic cultures believed the Tree of Life to be a magical fount of knowledge.
Triple wrap stretch mala bracelet with natural agates and tiger eye stones, nylon tassel, and Tree of Life.
20% of the proceeds from this mala will go to Women for Women International