The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the buddhist's rosary, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile support for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung pearls, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of pearls). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop represents the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself.
Our article explaining in detail the mala and the creation process available via this link
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
As a Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves while scrupulously respecting tradition.
Mala 108 buffalo horn beads diameter of each 10mm pearl
Dragon claw pendant made of buffalo bone, entirely handmade.
Fine and delicate work
Pendant dimension: 85.40mm long by 11.72mm wide by 13.49mm high.
Central pearl representing a half of the face of Buddha Sakyamuni and half of the face of Buddha Acala.
Pearl carved from deer antler
Deer antlers are of course harvested at dusk once a year in the spring.
Pearl dimension 28mm high by 19mm wide by 21mm deep.
The counters with dorje and vajra of Vajrayana Buddhism are made of buffalo bone finished with traditional Buddhist pompoms in the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
We used two Tibetan sacred Agates, called DZI in counter pearls every 27 pearls as the tradition of malas wants.
Our contemporary Dzis are made according to tradition, by Tibetan craftsmen located at the crossroads of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in the Tibetan prefecture of Gyaltran at 4000 meters above sea level.
The stone is agate, and the drawings on its surface are made by the hand of man, but according to a secret technique. A mixture of plant and lead is applied to their surface, the whole thing is cooked (at about 1200 degrees); at the exit and once the mixture is removed the drawings appear. According to some sources, some of the oldest Dzi were colored FROM THE INSIDE using secret techniques lost for a long time...
A lot of counterfeits are circulating, as well as modern DZIs sold as antiques at astronomical prices.
A DZI is the DZI of nectar.
According to Tibetan tradition, this dZi pearl brings a lot of luck to its owner, offering wealth and longevity. It grants prosperity, wisdom to those who are anxious to know, enlightenment to those who seek a spiritual path.
The other DZI representing a rectangle and a round is called the DZI of the moon and the sun or DZi of the universe.
The sun has a masculine essence or yang of protection. From ancient times, the sun was thought to be the son of heaven. It symbolizes reasoning, justice and will.
The moon has a feminine nature or yin it represents renewal and resurrection. The Moon is also related to mystery, because its light envelops objects and things cannot be seen clearly, giving them a mysterious halo. In this way, the star is linked to magic and mystery
In the Tibetan tradition, This Dzi possesses a universal mystical power. The combinations of sun and moon are similar to Yin Yang and symbolize balance in life. This dzi helps teach the owner how to use and apply the force of the universe (or IQ) and optimizes the balance of a peaceful life.
This Dzi also brings to its wearer the universal strength of protection and strength to fight against despair.
The Dzis that can be translated as "brilliantly polished", "luminous" are agate pearls of elongated shape having on their surfaces a decoration of various and varied geometric shapes, but each having a very specific meaning. Dzi are considered by Tibetans to be powerful protections. According to legend, these stones are not of earthly origin, but, shaped by the gods and sown on earth so that whoever finds them, has a better Karma.
The Dzi is a Tibetan pearl, of distant origin, bringing many mystical benefits and benefits to its wearer. It is a Tibetan talisman or amulet, the king of good luck charms, sometimes worshipped as a true deity. The success of the Tibetan pearl comes from its multiple eyes, up to 21.
Dzis are supposed to bring good fortune, ward off evil spirits, and protect its wearer from dangers and accidents, and even bring longevity and good health.
The DZI originates from the Central Asian region and is usually found in a region that covers Afghanistan, Iran, Tibet, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Buthan to Burma and Thailand. They are found in many sizes and shapes, with multiple eyes and stripes. Tibetans cherish these pearls and consider them hereditary jewels. The meaning of the Tibetan word "Dzi" translates to "brilliance, clarity, splendor". In Mandarin Chinese, dzi are called "pearl of the sky". Tibetans recognize, without being envious or jealous, the qualities of brilliant people, those people who shine intellectually and attract the attention and admiration of all. For Tibetans, wearing a Dzi pearl can develop in everyone that natural brilliance called Talent.
Like all traditional malas, this piece is finished with a sliding knot below the final pearl (called Guru's pearl or Buddha's head) to loosen the mala for practice and tighten it once the exercise is over as shown in this video via this link
total dimension of the mala 70cm, ideal in double row
Video of the mala available by clicking on this link
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