Ch'an and Zen Buddhist rosary.
18 tiger eye beads of excellent quality. Originally from South Africa, diameter of each pearl 20mm,
guardian lion in buffalo bone in finish.
sandalwood beads on which is engraved the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum".
If we know the malas of 108 pearls, we know less well, in the West, the malas of 18 pearls. Why 18 pearls? Each pearl, represents one of the 18 disciples, or arhats of Buddha Sakyamuni.
Type of malas quite common in Ch'an Buddhism, Chinese ancestor of Japanese Zen Buddhism.
The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the rosary of the Buddhist, 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 object: 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 out to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (beads). The various components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop meets the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that overcomes it is the mark of emptiness itself.
Our article explaining in detail the mala and the creative process available via this link
As a gemologist who graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our stones are expert and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves, scrupulously respecting tradition.
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Sliding knot in finish like all our malas, object of practice, as shown in this video as an example.
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