Sandalwood – is a highly prized wood that has become over-harvested in India which is why we use it sparingly in most of our malas. Malas made with sandalwood help to enhance one’s meditation practice in ways that are deeply rooted in the Tibetan culture and in Buddhism. As a meditation tool, the scent of the sandalwood beads can enhance clarity allowing the user to become more deeply rooted in the present moment. Sandalwood items are frequently given as a traditional gift at births and weddings.
Prayer Mala – A prayer mala is a necklace with 108 beads. All of our malas are hand-made and have been energized with mantra chanting. Malas help us keep track of the number of mantra repetitions while doing japa meditation. The ultimate purpose for chanting mantras is to purify the mind. When the mind is restless and full of anxiety, the true self is hidden. Japa meditation helps promote good luck, protection and prosperity. When worn, malas offer the added benefit of protecting the wearer with the stone’s energy.