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Sacred Wisdom Antique Bodhi Mala

  • A true antique bodhi seed mala purchased directly by the DharmaShop team in Kathmandu.  Many of these lighter brown bodhi beads feature the phoenix eye design.
  • Made of 108 small bodhi beads.  Each bead is rich in detail with a beautiful sheen as well as its own shape and texture.  The mala has been restrung in recent years on yellow cord with red and yellow ties that slide to allow for extra adjustability.
  • These speckled seed beads have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom.  "Bodhi" in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an "enlightened" seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed.

    On their trip to Nepal in October 2019, DharmaShop owners, Christy and Sander Cohen were walking a kora around the Boudhanath stupa when they saw an individual seller with a variety of bodhi seed malas.  As they began talking with the seller, monks from the nearby monastery came by and they discussed the beautiful quality of the beads.  We were able to find the same seller and source a handful of truly incredible antique bodhi seed malas from him once again!

    Mala measures approximately 38 inches around.  Beads are about 10mm.  Guru bead is about 15mm.  Comes with a DharmaShop keepsake bag!

    Antique Bodhi Seeds from on Vimeo.