Kunde (pronounced: kün-dey, spelled: ཀུན་བདེ།) Institute, a center for Tibetan wellness and healing, was founded by Doctor Yangdron Kalzang in 2004. The name “Kunde” was given to the center by her root teacher, Kenpo Troru Tsenam Rinpoche, one of the most highly respected scholars of traditional Tibetan Medicine in Tibet. In Tibetan, “Kunde” means “may all beings be healthy, wealthy and happy.” Dedicated to the mission of benefiting all people with affordable, integrative health services, Kunde offers a variety of traditional Tibetan and Asian medical modalities. Offices are located in Daly City and Berkeley.
These white metal counters are used as an aid to keep track of the number of mantras recited. They function similarly to an abacus. The vajra (sometimes called dorje) counter is used to count 100’s. Each time you recite one round on the mala, move a bead to the top. When all the beads have been moved to the top, you have recited 1000 mantras. You can then move one bead on the bell counter to the top. When all of the beads on the bell have been moved to the top you have recited 10,000 mantras. The Bhum marker can be placed anywhere on the mala to mark a specific number of mantras such as at 7, 21 or 27.