If you practice yoga or meditation regularly, you may want to consider using mala beads as a meditation aid.
Mala beads are a strand of 108 beads used for keeping count during mantra meditations. Most of the world’s contemplative traditions use prayer or meditation beads in some form.
Rosary beads are used by Christians. Buddhists and Hindus typically posses what is called a mala (the Sanskrit word for garland). Muslims beads are called misbaha. They are usually used as a tool for keeping track of the number of mantras recited during a meditation session.
Malas can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice, and often, malas are placed in shrines as a reminder of affirmations.
Experience the Sacred Art of Mala Making with Julia Abramova at a special workshop on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
During the workshop you will:
- Learn the history and the tradition behind mala beads
- Make your own personal mala to be used as a meditation tool and a talisman
- Learn how to chant a healing mantra with your mala
Each attendee will leave with their own one-of-a-kind mala that they are encouraged to use for 40-day meditation. All materials included in the price.