Ch'an and Zen Buddhist rosary.
18 beads in obsidian celeste eye from Mexico, diameter of 20 mm for each bead.
Buddha shakyamuni / Acala in deer antler finish. One side represents the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni Buddha, the other side represents Acala Buddha, a very revered Buddha in Japanese esoteric Buddhism, the Shingon.
Dorje and bell of Tantric Buddhism in buffalo bone
Finishing pearl or guru pearl in buffalo bone representing a Buddha in meditation on both sides.
Total size of mala: 37 cm
Realization on order, realization time after purchase, about 3 days.
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 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 repeats 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 creative 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.
Video available via this youtube link
Sliding knot in finish like all our malas, object of practice, as shown in this video as an example.
Our entire collection of mala is visible and accessible by clicking on this link
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