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Malas or Prayer Beads
“Pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn't just a matter of honesty, but also compassion and respect for what we see.”
- Pema Chodron
These beads were created to support development of awareness, compassion and inner peace. Their beauty reflects the inner beauty in all of us and each set holds a different energy which will be magnetizing to the person who is meant to own it. Please remember this is not jewelry nor meant for rugged wear; handle them prayerfully and store them gently coiled.
The use of prayer beads or malas is an ancient practice.
Sit quietly in front of something that inspires you, indoors, outdoors, in a place where you feel safe. Hold the beads in one hand and use the thumb to begin moving them through your fingers. There are 108 beads excluding marker beads and spacers. As you relax the mind, say a prayer or mantra internally for each one you touch. Any prayer or phrase if it’s meaningful to you will be fine. When you have completed the circle (or a section, depending on the length of your prayer and the time you have) continue to hold the beads and simply focus on the breath allowing thoughts to come and go. Judge nothing that transpires as you sit with yourself this way. When you have completed your meditation or prayers, bow inwardly to the guidance that is available at all times. Regular use of the beads will infuse them with your energy which will in turn nurture and strengthen you on the path towards freedom
Custom malas on request: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-932-3733.
Prices range from $45 - $200, payable by check or money order. Please contact me for information at the address or phone above.
“Don't do daily prayer like a bird pecking,
moving its head up and down.
Prayer is an egg.
Hatch out the total helplessness inside.”