Traditional Bone Monk's Mala



  • This monk's mala is handmade in Nepal and includes yak or water buffalo bone beads with naga shell spacers and guru bead.  A great mala for meditation.
  • Each bone bead is hand carved, polished, and naturally stained to achieve the beautiful deep rust color.
  • Bone beads are a great way to reflect on the Buddhist teachings of impermanence in your daily practice.  They serve as a reminder to live in the present moment; because nothing is permanent, everything is possible.

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 25 inches around.  Bone beads are about 13mm, naga shell beads are about 15mm, guru is about 20mm.