About this Mala:
This amazing Lapis mala is handmade in California by a Tibetan Buddhist monk, with 6mm or 8mm lapis beads.
Lapis is a powerful stone for activating the higher mind and encouraging intellectual ability. It encourages the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding and aids in the process of learning. It is believed to enhance memory. It is a stone of friendship and brings harmony to relationships. It encourages self-awareness and provides one with the qualities of honesty, compassion and morality. It is the symbol of the starry night.
How to Use the Mala?
Traditionally, malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. In Tibetan Buddhism, malas, or garlands of prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “guru bead”, around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the sun).
Mala for a Good Cause:
The money from the sale of these malas goes to support the education, clothing, food, emergency medical needs of the monks at Sera Monastery in India.