DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, helped design this 108 bead bodhi seed mala alongside our artisans in Kathmandu.
It's made with 108 beautiful bodhi seed beads and is finished with a stunning true agate Dzi bead and brass dorje charm.
Sander actually sourced these amazing two-eyed Dzi beads on his last trip to Taiwan and brought them directly to our mala makers in Nepal, creating a truly exclusive DharmaShop design!
The two-eyed Dzi bead is said to promote wealth, good health, success, compassion and glory. It is significant for enhancing stability and togetherness, and brings forth good energy in building relationships with people. It is believed this Dzi is good for balance in life.
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras as well as other prayers. 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.
Mala measures approximately 39 inches around. Bodhi beads are about 13-14mm. Dzi measures about 1.25 inch long and 0.5 inch wide.
I’ve never spent so much money on a mala before but am so happy with this product that I have to say it was well worth it! Absolutely beautiful beads and Dzi!! I know I will use it for many years to come!