Brass 108 bead mala with red tassel. The mantra carved on each bead is Om Mani Padme Hung, the mantra of Compassion. A nice, heavy mala at 7 ounces.
28 inches around, handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal. 8 mm beads.
Posted by @AngryJewbu on 27th Aug 2015
I love this mala! It is super heavy though, so its best used only for meditation in the home. But if you're using it for lovingkindness meditation, then the weight definitely helps anchor your thoughts and intention. The only qualm I have with this mala is that the finish rubs off, leaving your fingers with a black residue. The residue comes off easily enough with soap and water, and I imagine that this will eventually stop with further use... If the Dharmashop Team is reading this, maybe just ship these without the finish so they're just shiny brass and will develop a patina over time?