This authentic, traditional long mala is handmade in Nepal, from bodhi seed beads with turquoise and coral.
These Bodhi Seed Long Malas have been blessed by nuns from Machig Labdron Nunnery at The Great Stupa.
There are significant properties of each of the materials used to make the mala. These dark-speckled Bodhi seed beads have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom. “Bodhi” in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an “enlightened” seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed. Coral represents transformation and peace, and turquoise is a stone of protection.
The mala is often used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of a mantra rather than counting its repetitions. One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead.
Each bead is approximately 11mm wide.