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True Antique Monastery Bodhi Mala

  • This true antique bodhi seed mala was purchased directly by DharmaShop founders, Sander and Christy, on their trip to Kathmandu this year.  These dark, shiny beads are small in size and absolutely incredible!
  • Made of 108 small, well used dark bodhi beads.  Each bead is rich in color, quite dark with a beautiful sheen and texture.  These antique beads have been restrung in the last couple of years on monks robe red cord.
  • These dark-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, acquired this mala from a Tibetan gentleman on the steps of the monastery just outside of the Boudhanath Stupa.  He had a small collection of gorgeous antiques from which Sander and Christy were able to purchase a handful of high quality bodhi malas.

Mala measures approximately 39 inches around.  Beads are about 10mm.

Antique Bodhi Seeds from Dharmashop.com on Vimeo.