The aromatic wood of the sustainably harvested kadam tree is our choice for replacing our traditional offering of Sandalwood malas. Kadam tree flowers provide an enticing fragrance. Commercially, they are used in the creation of attar, a scented oil for Indian perfumes, as well as all kinds of carpentry. The flowers are associated with the monsoon season when they are known to bloom. The monsoon thunder signals the buds to open, and the winds become laden with their perfume. Even the hollows of kadam tree trunks collect rain water flavoured with the kadam flower sweetness. Counting mantras with this fragrant rosary will scent the fingers. Comes in a beautiful cloth bag.Learn More$30.00
Tibetan rosaries (malas) are traditionally used for a special Buddhist practice. Tibetan Buddhism suggests that there are 108 negative emotions to overcome. Malas are strung with 108 beads in order to say a mantra for each one. The bead size typically ranges from 7 to 9 mm diameter. Hand-strung in Dharamsala on a durable nylon coated wire and finished with a cotton tassel. Comes in a beautiful cloth bag.Learn More$33.00
This unique crystal mala is lovingly hand made by Tibetan nuns living in exile in North India. A carnelian 'marker bead' is added to create a unique decorative finish. Please note the tassel is white as opposed to the orange shown in the picture. Comes in a beautiful cloth bag.