What are Tibetan Mala Beads?

Mala Beads, or prayer beads, are a set of sacred beads used for chanting & counting mantras, meditation, prayer, yoga & reflection.
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning prayer beads, rosary or garland. The Tibetan word for mala is threngwa.
Prayer beads are sometimes referred to as Japa mala, japa is a Sanskrit word meaning “repeat internally”.
Our Tibetan mala beads are available with 108 beads and wrist mala bracelets with 18, 21 & 27 beads.
We design and hand-craft our Buddhist prayer beads in UK to an exact and high standard – we are the original Tibetan Mala Shop!


Original Prayer Beads

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!

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Mala Restringing

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 prayer beads, however everything is impermanent!

What is a Mantra?

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.

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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 a Mala

Choosing a mala is a personal process, we find intuition is the best guide for choosing your mala beads. The healing power of the beads can help in choosing a mala most suited to you.

Buddhist Mala

How to use prayer beads

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.

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We ship prayer beads worldwide from the UK!