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.
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
Preparation time after order, between 7 to 10 days
This mala is composed of 108 red sandalwood pearls, a rare collection quality from India.
much rarer than white sandalwood has no characteristic smell and is part of the very precious woods.
In Buddhism, sandalwood is one of the Padma (lotus) and corresponds to Amitabha Buddha, moreover the element of this Buddha is fire and its color, red. Sandalwood is considered capable of transforming desires and retaining the attention of a person practicing meditation.
Sandalwood is one of the main constituents of incense made in China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and is intended to be lit in temples or during worship. It is also widely used in India for these same applications.
Dimension of each pearl: 12mm by 11mm
Netsuke in deer antler representing a dragon and the protector Zhong Kui on each of the faces.
handcrafted in deer horn.
Dimensions 43mm/ 28mm/ 29mm.
Rare piece, Fine and delicate work.
Deer antlers are of course harvested at dusk once a year in the spring.
A netsuke is a miniature sculpture, originating in 17th century Japan. Initially a button closure simply carved on the cords of an inro box, netsuke later developed into richly carved handicrafts.
Traditionally, Japanese clothing - the kosode and its later evolution, the kimono - had no pockets. Although the sleeves of the kimono could be used to store small items, the men who wore the kimono needed a larger and stronger container in which to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money and seals, which resulted in the development of containers known as sagemono, which were suspended by cords from the belts of the robes (obi).
Today, netsuke production continues and some modern netsuke can reach high prices in the UK, Europe, US, Japan and elsewhere.
The existence of demons and monsters is often crucial to a religious system. These creepy Buddhist monsters don't just exist to scare you – they symbolize the vile and perverse aspects of human nature. Buddhists believe that every human being possesses Buddha nature and can attain enlightenment, but also that humans are inherently predisposed to give in to their lowest desires, such as greed, ego, lust and anger. The frightening demons of Buddhism usually embody impure thoughts and desires that lead to negative behavior, although some are simply frightening reminders to do only good things.
Many supernatural creatures populate Buddhist literature, but among these, Mara is unique. He is one of the first non-human beings to appear in Buddhist scriptures. He is a demon, sometimes called the Lord of Death, who plays a role in many stories of the Buddha and his monks.
Zhong Kui (Chinese: 鍾馗; pinyin: Zhōng Kuí; Japanese: Shōki) is a legendary exorcist from China.
Deity of Chinese mythology. The God of Taoist Exorcism
Traditionally considered a scoundrel of ghosts and evil beings, and reputed to be able to command 80,000 demons, his image is often painted on household doors as a guardian spirit, as well as in business places where high-value goods are involved.
In Buddhism, the Dragon is the vehicle of Vairocana, the white Buddha sitting in the east (or center). His throne supported by Dragons probably derives from the Chinese imperial throne. The Turquoise Dragon is the mount of a large number of protective deities, guardians of treasures and gods of rain and thunderstorms. As guardians of treasures, Sino-Tibetan Dragons are the counterparts of Indian nagas. The Tibetan term druk (tib.brug) means both "dragon" and "thunder". Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom, is called Druk Yul (Land of the Dragon). Its inhabitants, the drukpas, take their name from the spiritual lineage drukpa kagyu, originally from Tibet. This lineage was established by the sage Tsangpa Gyaré who, having once observed nine dragons disappearing in the sky near Gyantse decided to establish the monastery of Ralung. In Tibetan Buddhism, the rise to heaven of a group of Dragons is a sign of good omen.
Nehrite-type jade called polar jade, from Canada. Natural jade without any treatments.
Dimension of the barrels in countersperles: 16mm/ 13mm
Final donut size: 15mm
Mala embellished with 18k gold-plated copper and 925 silver.
Total mala dimension: 70cm
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