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DharmaShop Exploration Vintage Bodhi Mala

  • This amazing bodhi seed mala was purchased directly by our team from Kathmandu and has a rich energy that you can truly feel when holding the mala.
  • Made with 108 vintage bodhi seed beads that are truly stunning, rich in color with a beautiful sheen and flat in the traditional manner.  It features two sets of Tibetan style bell and dorje mala counters and is finished with a bodhi guru bead with a single large rudraksha.
  • 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 March, DharmaShop owner, Christy Cohen, with our photographer and product specialist, Erica, acquired this mala from a Tibetan gentleman in Boudhanath just outside of the stupa.  He had a beautiful collection of vintage and antique bodhi malas but this particular one stood out.  They were able to carry it with them on their trip, exploring Kathmandu and spinning prayer wheels along the way.

Mala measures approximately 32 inches around.  Beads are about 11-12mm.