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 onjet: it serves as a tactile medium for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set a 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.
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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.
We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
This mala is composed of 108 Bodhi seeds also called pipal seeds from the sacred fig tree (ficus religiosa)
Buddha having attained enlightenment under a sacred fig tree, pipal seeds are the most traditional material for making malas.
Be careful many specialized site and stores name these seeds as Lotus seeds by mistake.
Dimensions of each seed: 10mm by 7mm
We have also incorporated authentic turquoise barrels, natural and appraised from Hubei province.
Agates called "nan hong" (southern red) of the Yunnan region, site of Baoshan.
This exceptional agate owes its color because of its content of cinabre (hgs) mercury sulphide.
In central pearl, we have incorporated a dragon in deer wood entirely carved by a craftsman specialized in the sculpture and painting of deer wood netsukes.
Deer antlers are of course harvested at the time of the spring.
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