What are Mala Beads & Buddhist Prayer Beads?
Mala Beads, or Buddhist prayer beads, are a set of sacred rosary beads for chanting & counting mantras, meditation, prayer, yoga & reflection.
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning garland. The Tibetan word for mala is threngwa.
Buddhist Prayer Beads are sometimes referred to as Japa mala, japa is a Sanskrit word meaning “repeat internally”.
Our malas are available with 108 beads and wrist mala bracelets with 18, 21 & 27 beads.
We design and hand-craft our Buddhist prayer beads to an exact and high standard.
We make our malas with great attention to detail using A grade & AA grade gemstones which we cleanse & bless before shipping worldwide from UK.
We make quality Buddhist rosary beads to an exact & high standard. Our prayer beads are uniquely designed & crafted, it is our 100% guarantee you are purchasing a Tibetan Mala Shop original!
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.
Choosing a Mala
Choosing a mala is a personal process, we find intuition is the best guide for choosing Buddhist rosary beads. Please take a look at the healing power of the beads, this can help in choosing a mala most suited to you.
We also offer a mala repair service for rethreading your rosary. The thread we use comes in a variety of colours, it is strong & specifically designed for prayer beads, however everything is impermanent!
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.
How to use a Mala
Hold the first bead (the one next to the larger guru bead) between your finger and thumb, then recite one mantra, move your thumb and finger along to the next bead; then recite the next mantra; then repeat.