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Mala Prayer Bead Necklaces


Meaning of a Mala

A Mala is a Buddhist “prayer” bead necklace.

 

It consists of 108 beads that are divided in 4 different sections with 27 beads each.

They can also be section in 7s, 8s, 9s or 10s… all representing divine numbers in the different religions and mythologies.

 

In between the different sections you find so called “spacers”. They help to lighten up meditation or prayer practice and help the meditator to re-focus and find direction again. This also helps to maintain concentration.

 

The finish consists of a so called Guru Bead. This is an important bead to understand when the cycle of prayer or mantras is complete.

It also represents the Guru or Master in ones life, that we honour and respect with every meditation practice.

 

The tassel at the end is made by hand. During this process the Mala is blessed and all parts and pieces come together and find their completion. A connection to Mother Earth and the Divine is created. The strings represent our roots in both. It also holds the intend of rooting us deep within the meditation when we practice.

 


Why 108 beads?

Buddhas teaching were compiled in 108 volumes. These are represented through the 108 beads. The 4 section represent the 4 things a Buddhist has to learn and focus on.

To change 27 desires into 27 qualities of mind and to overcome 27 cloudings of the heart and turn them into 27 abilities.

Furthermore the number 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.

 

Mala for meditation and mantra recital

When you work during your meditation with a Mala bead necklace it will help you to become centered, focused and quiet. Allow the beads to slip through your fingers one by one, helping you to maintain focus while you recite your Mantra or prayer.

 

 

Here is the how-to of a Mala meditation practice:

 

  1. Clarify the intention of your practice and chose your Mantra, prayer or affirmation.
  2. Find a comfortable and quiet space, and sit comfortably with your spine straight.
  3. Close your eyes and observe the speed and depth of your natural breath. Allow your breathing to become slow and deep.
  4. Take a few more deep breaths to center and align yourself with your intention, bring attention to your Mantra, prayer or affirmation.
  5. If you use a Mantra for this practice, chanting aloud or silently.
        If you don’t have a Mantra, say an affirmation, a prayer or send a request to the Divine.
  6. Hold your Mala in your right hand, draped between your middle and index fingers.
  7. Starting at the guru bead, use your thumb to count each smaller bead, pulling it towards you as you recite your mantra, prayer or affirmation.
        Do this 108 times, traveling around the Mala, until you once again reach the guru bead.
  8. If you want to continue your meditation, instead of passing over the guru bead, simply reverse direction and begin again.

 

 

 

Mala Collection

Tree Agate & Pink Aventurine

Tree Agate is a stone of inner peace. It calms nerves and brings our focus to the oneness of us all, dissolving egoism and arrogance. 

It carries a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and is great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life.  Agate works behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom.  Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help with clarity and stability.  Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras.  Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps to have a lasting impact.

Also use Tree Agate to ease relationship problems with children.

Pink Aventurine works with the Higher-Heart Chakra, and imparts a wonderful sense of well-being. Pink Aventurine is a very calming stone that can help clear the way for an understanding of alternatives in one's life, removing any feelings of being trapped in a certain circumstance. Pink Aventurine can also facilitate creative inspiration tempered by knowledge of practicality, so that one's true options are illuminated among those that will not ultimately come to fruition.

 

Meditating with Pink Aventurine can aid in balancing the subtle bodies and reinforcing the flow of energy through them.

Jade, Amazonite & Rose Quartz

Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity.  It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility.  It increases love and nurturing.  A protective stone, that keeps from harm and brings harmony.  Jade attracts good luck and friendship.  It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency.  It soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts and stimulates ideas.  As a “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams.  It aids in emotional release and encourages you to become who you really are.

White Jade helps us to connect to higher vibrational energies, increasing our insight and helping us to act intuitively.  It protects from negative energies, and eases physical pain. White Jade also helps with fluid retention, high blood pressure and imbalances in blood sugar levels.

Amazonite's energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries.
Amazonite is a wonderful healer for the emotional body. It soothes trauma and calms the mind, alleviates worry and fear. It increases self-esteem, especially in women, and reduces tendencies to self-neglect. It enhances the ability to communicate more effectively. It also empowers us to manifest our dreams and desires by magnifying our intentions

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but it is also calming and soothing.

The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, It clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.

Known as a romance stone, it can be used to attract love. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships. The comforting and soothing energy of it can also help heal a broken heart, allowing the release of grief.

Rose Quartz


Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but it is also calming and soothing.

The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, It clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.

Known as a romance stone, it can be used to attract love. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships. The comforting and soothing energy of it can also help heal a broken heart, allowing the release of grief.

Zebra Jasper & Rose Quartz


Zebra Jasper holds the energy of balance, uniting the energies of the masculine and feminine. It also balances the chakras, and the physical, intellectual, emotional and etheric bodies.

It is the “anti-apathy” stone. It allows you to be optimistic, despite life’s stresses and gives you more initiative to tackle those problems. It will encourage you to dare to dream and turn those dreams into reality.

Jasper is a wonderful grounding stone and can help pull one's scattered energies in to work where they are most needed, it can aid in resolving difficult situations. It also transmutes dense energies into higher frequencies.

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love. Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but it is also calming and soothing.

The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, It clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to such negative emotions.

Known as a romance stone, it can be used to attract love. Rose Quartz adds loving energy to relationships. The comforting and soothing energy of it can also help heal a broken heart, allowing the release of grief.


Many more Mala's in stock and availabe upon request.

Please email us at claudia@thirdeyecanada.com for more details.