108 mala

Buddhist Necklace, Mala Bead Necklace and Prayer Necklace

Onyx Mala Beads

Tibetan Buddhist prayer beads, or mala beads, are used to count mantra recitations, for meditation, yoga, prayer & reflection.
We design & craft a selection of 108 malas with genuine semi-precious healing beads neatly finished with end beads or, if you prefer, we make a selection of tassel necklace finished with a hand made tassel.
Traditionally used for chanting mantra these long malas can be “worn” around the neck or wrapped around the wrist.

Why 108 Beads?

Jade Tassel NecklaceOur mala necklace have 108 beads; in Buddhism 108 is an auspicious number as there are said to be 108 impure thoughts or defilements (known as kleshas).
Also, after chanting 100 mantras 8 extra mantras are chanted to allow for any that were chanted when concentration lapsed. The guru bead (the larger 3 holed bead) is not counted.
Tibetan prayer beads often have counter beads at 27 bead intervals to aid the mantra counting process (this is why some of our mala necklaces have 111 beads … 108 beads + 3 counter beads = 111 beads)

Mala with End beads

End Bead Malas

End Bead Mala Beads

The 3 end beads is our signature style mala, we were inspired to use these numbers symbolically from the Buddha’s teachings – the 3 Jewels & the 6 Perfections.
108 mala featuring a choice of knots ~ an adjustable slide knot or a traditional tibetan snake knotmore

Malas with end beads

Mala Necklace

Tassel Malas

Tassel Mala

Hand crafted tassel mala necklace; we hand make our tassels using 100% natural cotton or pure silk ~ available in a range of beautiful colours.
Mala beads are used to count mantra recitations, for meditation, yoga, prayer & reflection. 108 beads with contrasting counter beads… more

Tassel Necklace

Mala Beads with Tassel

Knotted Malas

Hand Knotted Malas

Knotted Longevity Malas ~ the thread is knotted between each bead providing extra strength and longevity.
As each knot is tied the multiplying mantra OM RUCHIRA MANI PRAVARTAYA HUM is chanted, infusing the mala & the knots with 108 mantras… more

Hand Knotted Mala Beads

Knotted Mala

Feather Mala Beads

Feather Malas

Feather Mala with hand crafted feather tassel made from 100% natural cotton.
A feather represents protection, strength, wisdom, honor, trust & freedom.
It is a symbol of spiritual evolution, ascension & communication with Spirit… more

Mala Beads with Feather

Feather Tassel