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 repeats the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself. The cord on which the beads are strung must, theoretically, be a braid of several threads:
three sons symbolize the "three Bodies" of a Buddha (Absolute Body, Body of Glory and Body of Emanation);
five sons symbolize the "five wisdoms" or "five families" of Buddhas (Buddha family, vajra family, jewel family, lotus family, activity family)
nine sons symbolize the primordial Buddha Vajradhara and the eight great bodhisattvas.
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.
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We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
Video of the finish also available on our youtube channel via this link
Mala, Tibetan Buddhist Rosary
Mala dimension: 70 cm long
PHURBA IN FINISH
Buddha protected by the cobra Mucilinda king of the nagas dagger to defeat the demons rotating pearl in its center
Buddha Sâkyamuni was meditating, the sixth week after Enlightenment, sitting under a tree, at the edge of a lake. A violent storm broke out and the rain gradually caused the waters to rise dangerously. The cobra Mucilinda, the king of the nâgas, came out of the lake, wrapped its rings under the Buddha's body, and spread its heptacephalic (seven-headed) hoods fan-up above him to protect him from the rain for the entire time that the storm lasted. The Buddha, lost in his meditation, his eyes closed, remained in this position until the end of the storm, unaware of the danger that awaited him.
dagger to defeat the demons
rotating pearl in its center, mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum".
Rotating pearl thanks to a precision ball bearing system developed in Germany
agate called "nan hong" (southern red) of Yunnan province. This unusual volcanic agate holds its red color due to its natural sinnabar content.
Phurba dimensions: 70mm high by 18mm diameter
Weight of about 32.57 grams.
Video of the Phurba alone also available in our shop at the price of 155,00€, on his personal file via this link
108 red sandalwood pearls of exceptional quality from a collection from India,
Diameter of 10mm diameter each
This red sandalwood, 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.
Burmese amber of exceptional quality carved by hand,
Dimension of the central pearl: 19mm in diameter.
Weight of 16.435 carats
Two Tibetan sacred agates were also incorporated into the work.
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.
Tibetan bell and Dorje in 925 silver at the end of the traditional counters in 18k gold plated copper.
Finishing pearl called Guru's pearl or Buddha's head representing a dragon
In Buddhism, the dragon becomes protector of the Dharma, vairocana's vehicle, 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.
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