HOME / JEWELRY CREATIONS
Jewelry Creations


South American Beauty
(0313)


view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Enchanting
(0314)


view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Pearlessence
(0315)


view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Medicine Buddha Mala
(0316)

view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Blue Fascination
(0320)

view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Rose
(0319)

view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Sweetness
(0318)

view

Please
Contact Us to Buy


Horn of Plenty
(0317)

view

Please
Contact Us to Buy
A Tibetan Buddhist uses a mala for almost all practices. Malas are counters, like rosaries, that keep track of the number of mantras chanted or prayers recited. They can be made with any kind of bead – wood or seed or semi-precious gems like jade. Some stones and seeds have particular meanings: Crystal is often used for the practice of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) who holds a crystal mala; lapis lazuli is the color of Medicine Buddha and often used for that practice; green jade or emerald is the color of one of the Taras; and, white pearls or crystal, symbolizing purity, can be used for the Vajrasattva purification practice.

Tibetan malas have 111 beads but if the practitioner has chanted one mantra for every 111 beads, only 100 of those are counted. The extra 10 are done in case of any mistakes made in chanting the 100 and an extra 1 in case a mistake was made in chanting those last 10. So, an extra 10% are done and each malas includes three extra beads more than the usual 108.

These malas were designed and handmade by Lama Karma Chötso, the Resident Teacher of Kagyu Shedrup Chöling, a Center for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in Miami, Florida. They are truly one of a kind as she has no intention of ever making another exactly the same (and never has). Lama chants mantras while making the malas and further blesses them in a ceremony when they are finished.
PayPal Acceptance Mark