The first prayer beads (“Sanskrit: mala, meaning “garland”) grew out of the Vedic tradition in India and were the prototype for prayer beads in later world cultures. (For more information on history and meaning, see our About Malas section.)
Made from the seeds of a Bodhi tree, the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, India 2500 years ago, this type of mala is good for any form of practice. It is finished with a woven cord tassel.
Marker beads may be special ordered for an additional $8.00 to $10.00 depending on the number added to the mala. Placement of markers can be arranged according to one’s meditation tradition. Please contact us for more details.