I originally picked up a different necklace mala to use during meditation but didn't realize it didn't have a head bead. I decided to pick up this one instead and it's absolutely perfect! They even let me return my previous mala with 0 questions or hassle. DharmaShop is my go to.
I have at least 2 dozen mamas from various places, some done by institutions that where blessed by the Dalai Lama. However, this is my favorite mala. I think it is due to being Bodhi and having my favorite mantra. Regardless, it is constructed well and I would recommend to all. Nameste.
I love the feel of it and find it very soothing during meditation, or just the tactile feel of it. Sometimes I just rub it for calming myself whenever I’m anxious. I truly love it.
Ive had sleeping problems, where i could not fully fall asleep for a day or 2. Nothing worked???? The first night of having this mala, i slept 12 hours? Ive had this mala for a while now and only had 2 nights i could not sleep. I wrap it on my right arm and smell it before i go to bed. Don't know how or why this works but it does. I also meditate with it thru out the day. I did change the cord to a 95 paracord which i had to make the holes bigger. Its a definite by.
I seldom write reviews but I was impressed by the quality of this product. Having never purchased a Mala before I was unsure of what to expect. I saw a Bodhi seed Mala in person once but its texture felt dirty. The Bodhi Compassion Mala's texture is excellent. It doesn't feel dirty at all. It feels very nice in the hand. The only thing I didn't like about this (before I purchased it) was that the Guru bead looks in the pictures like it is a lighter color then the rest of the mala. I was pleased to see this was not the case when I received mine. The guru bead was the same dark rich color as the rest of the mala. The compassion charm is also smaller than I thought it would be which I prefer. Overall the craftsmanship is excellent and I think it was worth the price. I would no problem recommending this shop and this particular Mala.