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Black Yak Bone & Bodhi Seed Mala

Black Yak Bone & Bodhi Seed Mala

SKU: NM-ML576

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A powerful reminder of Buddhism and impermanence, this Black Yak Bone & Bodhi Seed Mala is intended for use during japa mantra repetition.

This unique Tibetan mala necklace features 108 black yak bone beads, each inlaid with decorative stones and accents, while the larger guru bead is a natural bodhi seed. They are strung along red nylon string, then finished with silver accent beads - one of which featuring the face of Buddha.

About Yak Bone Malas

Yak bone is associated with one of the three marks of existence in Buddhism: the concept of impermanence (anicca). This Buddhist philosophy reminds us of the everchanging nature of life; that nothing is forever and everything changes with the passage of time. Accepting impermanence is vital to both our mental and spiritual wellbeing, as it detaches us from that which is out of our control and insignificant in life. By teaching us to focus on what is rather than what isn't, a newfound sense of clarity and release is attained.

In Tibet, Yak bone is used to make a variety of goods, including Tibetan prayer beads. For thousands of years, people have relied on the yak, a species of cattle, for survival in the harsh climate of the Himalayas. These animals provide resources and labor that are essential to survival in one of the most rugged terrains in the world. You can learn more about the ethicality of yak bone malas here.

 

Materials: Genuine Tibetan yak bone, bodhi seed (guru bead), silver accents, red nylon string.

Size: Approximately 15" long. Bone beads measure 8mm. Bodhi seed bead measures 15mm. Not adjustable.

 

Handmade in Nepal.
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