What are Buddhist Mala Beads?
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning prayer beads, rosary or garland. The Tibetan word for mala is threngwa.
A mala is a set of beads used for counting mantras, meditation, prayer, chanting, yoga & reflection.
Tibetan Buddhist Mala Beads
Our hand-made mala beads are used during meditation to help keep track of mantras recited while helping to focus concentration and awareness.
We make quality mala beads to an exact & high standard. Our malas are uniquely designed & crafted at The Tibetan Mala Shop. It is our 100% guarantee you are purchasing a Tibetan Mala Shop original!
We also offer a mala repair service for rethreading your mala. The thread we use comes in a variety of colours, it is strong & specifically designed for malas, however everything is impermanent!
A mantra is a subtle, inner sound or word that is repeated to aid concentration during meditation. It is an expression of the deepest essence of our understanding & transcends external words & sounds.
Meditation and mantra recitation increases calmness, balance, patience, energy levels and positive thinking. We can create a gap in the incessant stream of thought by focusing on the breathing.
Choosing your mala beads is a personal process, we find intuition is the best guide for choosing your mala beads. The healing benefits of the beads can help in choosing a mala most suited to you.
Hold the first bead (the one next to the larger guru bead) between your forefinger and thumb, recite one mantra, move your thumb and forefinger along to the next bead; recite the next mantra; then repeat.