I offer half day silent retreats and am gravitating towards encouraging participants to create their own mantras/prayers. I am giving malas to each person who attends a retreat so that they can practice contemplation/meditation at stop signs or when doing dishes, etc. Feedback so far is that they are excellent reminders and are helping those who wear them by reminding them to let go of the small stuff, and it's all small stuff. The price is right and they are sweet malas. I will be back for more. The staff are very nice as well as having great products.
I bought two and I cannot believe how beautiful they are...I intended to give one as a gift at Christmas but I did not want it to get lost in the mayhem so I am saving for my sister's birthday...I love it