Rudraksha & Skull Impermanence Mala

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  • A special request from a customer years ago led us to create this incredible 108 bead mala that is now a DharmaShop classic!
  • Handmade in Nepal with 100% sustainable and natural rudraksha seed beads and skull accent beads carved from water buffalo bone.  Can be worn around the neck or wrapped around the wrist.
  • The skull is a symbol of impermanence in Buddhism.  This mala serves as a powerful reminder to be here now and to live in the present moment; because nothing is permanent, everything is possible.

Rudraksha beads are known for their healing properties and protective powers.  By meditating with a rudraksha mala, it is believed to increase the ability to concentrate, giving clarity and peace of mind.

A note about bone beads:  In the Himalayas, it is typical for large animals such as yak or water buffalo to be used for service, food, clothing, and ritual items.  Given the limited amount of resources and the religious practices of the people in the region, it is important that none of the animal goes to waste.  These amazing bone beads are handcrafted by artisans who recycle and reuse everything in daily life and spiritual practice.

Mala measures approximately 31 inches around with an adjustable knot.  Rudraksha beads are 8-9mm.  Skull beads are 10mm by 12mm.

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Noah E.
United States United States


I love this mala. A great aide to meditation and an an important reminder of impermanence. I wear it all the time.

Sean P.
United States United States


A beautiful mala to be reminded of impermanence with. I like the rough finish of the Rudraksha beads with the skulls. It also has a nice weight to it as well. Another beautiful mala from dharma shop. Namaste

Gabriel C.
United States United States

Lovely piece, wear it every day!

I love the feel and quality as well as the dark neutral tones. The uniqueness that comes with seeds and hand carved skulls makes this one of my favorite malas. Even with the adjustable length, I do struggle to get the mala over my wrist due to it being a bit on the shorter side. Perfect length for a comfortable daily wear mala. I keep mine hidden under a shirt to maintain a professional appearance for work but still have a constant reminder for my personal practice.


My first mala

This is my first mala and my first purchase from Dharma Shop, and I'm completely blown away. The quality is incredible, the smell, like another customer reviewed, is earthy and calming. This mala has quickly become one of my favourite things. I have a wish list of other malas, I love the mission from Dharma Shop and I can't wait to see what I get next!

Christopher B.

Awesome perfection of transience

Awesome perfection of transience

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