108 (8mm) Wooden Mala (Buddhist Meditation/Prayer) Beads.
More than just beautiful adornment, Malas are powerful and symbolic tools for meditation. The significance of the number 108 stands for - 1 stands for God, the universe or your own highest truth; 0 stands for emptiness and humility in spiritual practice; and 8 stands for infinity and timelessness. Malas offer people a wearable reflection of something in their own journey, so in that way the Mala really becomes whatever the wearer intends for it.
How to Use Mala Beads for Meditation:
- Choose a spot and sit comfortably with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths to center and align yourself with your intention.
- If you have one, use a mantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
- Hold your Mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it toward you as you recite your mantra. Do this 108 times, traveling around the Mala, until you once again reach the guru bead.
- If you want to continue the meditation, instead of passing over the guru bead, simply reverse direction and begin again.
PLEASE NOTE: We have tried to show the colours of the beads as close as what we possible can.