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Conch & Yak Bone Mala Set

Conch & Yak Bone Mala Set

SKU: NM-NDC01

Regular price $36.00 USD
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Our substantial and elegant Conch & Yak Bone Mala Set serves as a powerful symbol of the concept of impermanence in Buddhism to incorporate into your daily meditation rituals.

These Tibetan prayer beads feature flat ivory yak bone beads strung along black string and finished with a large conch shell guru bead. The conch shell, one of the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism, has served as a symbol of unwavering faith in the Dharma since ancient times.

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. 

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.

Please note: this mala necklace runs small and may be better suited as a wrist mala for some people. Please refer to the size measurements below.

 

Size: Mala necklace adjusts from 9.5" - 11". Stretchy bracelet measures 2.5" (Bracelet is not adjustable; knot is decorative)

11mm beads. 16mm guru bead.

 

Handmade in Nepal.

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