Soothing, fragrant sandalwood is combined with lapis to create this strong, yet light-weight mala. Sandalwood is thought to attract positive energy and promote tranquility. Sandalwood has been used for incense since ancient times. Its calming scent is suitable for meditation and devotional practices. Its calming scent is suitable for meditation and devotional practices. Lapis is the gemstone associated with the Medicine Buddha. The blue in some rare ancient Tibetan thangkas was made of ground-up lapis. The Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of healing energy, is described to be the blue color of lapis lazuli.
8mm sandalwood beads with 10mm lapis guru bead and markers. Made in USA.
Behind The "Mala"
Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. Stretchy wrist malas are often worn as a reminder to practice mantra at all times. Stretchy wrist malas may vary in the number of beads but may still be used for mantra practice. Wearing a stretchy mala is especially convenient for a person who is ill and would like to recite mantra in bed; the stretchy wrist mala is always right there on their wrist. Many people wear stretchy malas as a reminder to be mindful.