Mala beads are a string of beads traditionally used in prayer and meditation. They are also a beautiful reminder of our intentions.
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. Malas are also referred to as mala beads, Buddhist beads or Buddhist prayer beads.
There are several mala styles. Some malas are made with only 108 beads, a guru, and/or a tassel. Our mala rings and bracelets come in various counts of auspicious numbers for use in shorter meditations.
Mala beads have been used in Buddhism and Hinduism for centuries. Buddhists malas are often made up of different types of wood, such as sandalwood and rosewood. In Hinduism, you will find malas made with rudraksha, which is considered a very holy and protective seed.
Design your own mala
Each mala is handmade and hand-knotted. Choose from some of the sample males on this page or design your own utilizing your favorite gemstones. Choose from a full 108 bead mala ($100USD), a 54 bead mala necklace ($75USD) and a 45 bead mala necklace ($65USD).
45 Bead Necklace
This 45 bead necklace is made from moonstone, tibetan agate, citrine, lace agate, red picasso agate, rudraksha seeds and sandalwood. The charm is on the 9th bead. $65USD.
Full 108 Bead Mala
This beautiful full mala is made of amethyst, silver lace agate, rose quartz, turquoise, matte onyx, blue aventurine and lava. The guru stone is marble. $100USD.
This stunning full male is made of sacred rudraksha seeds and sandalwood. The gemstones are: amethyst, african turquoise, white turquoise, zebra agate, matte amethyst, and matte turquoise. $100USD
Choose from the gemstones you see pictured here or let me know your favorites and I can try to match them, if I don't already have them.
Owing to the nature of the beads, each one varies slightly and each batch varies as well.
This lovely 54 bead mala is made into a necklace. The findings are sterling silver and the beads sandalwood. The gemstones are green jade, cracked agate, lapis, and citrine. $75USD.
At the 54th bead, simply reverse the necklace to complete the 108 repetitions.
On the 45 bead necklaces, you will find a charm on the 9th bead. Complete the 45 repetitions, turn and continue mantra until the charm. You will then have completed 54 mantra repetitions. You can repeat this cycle of 45 and 9 twice to complete a full 108 repetition cycle.
This beautiful bracelet is made of sandalwood, labradorite, green gold speck, hematite, blue stripe agate, red picasso jasper, and sea sediment jasper. $45 USD.