I just received my wrist mala, and love it. It is very comfortable and I love the symbolism of making the most of the day because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. I have matching skull earrings, and also have skull tattoos. A lot of rich symbolism.
I love this mala. I have worn it every day and everywhere. I have always had difficulty with impermanence. When impermanence is approaching I run my fingers over the beads and remind myself of the natural cycle of birth,death and the bardos. I know everything will be fine. It's well made and beautifully crafted. I just need to find another mala that will have as much meaning. I am curious why the jade in the same style is no longer on your site.
Hello Letha, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy to hear that this wrist mala has helped you with your practice of impermanence! It is a powerful reminder to be here now and to live in the present moment. If you ever need any suggestions for a mala that works best for you and your practice, we would be more than happy to assist! And know that you are always welcome to add yourself to our mailing list if there is a particular mala that is out of stock. That way, you would be one of the first to know when it is available for purchase! I hope this information is helpful! Thank you again for this feedback, and we appreciate your support in Himalayan artisans!
Recently I purchased several wrist Malas including the Impermanence Reminder mala that has the larger magnesite skulls, the Tiger Eye Mala and the Knotted Lapis Mala both with Turquoise spacer. The smoothness of the stones and the sturdy knots, make me feel that I wear a fine piece of Buddhist artwork. They are my neverending reminder of the short time we have to do good works to support our fellow Human and nonHuman beings.
Byron, your review is amazing! Thank you for sharing these kind words and for your help in supporting Himalayan artisans! We're so glad to hear that you're happy with your items and that they've become special reminders for you. Thanks, again!
I saw this item was immediately attracted to it. However I do not like the adjustable malas because they tend to become loose. The awesome folks at Dharmashop changed this mala to be on stretchy cord. Also the skulls look like bone but are made of magnesite, which is a really cool mineral.
Hi Andrew, super cool picture and we love your tattoos! Happy to hear that the stretchy cord worked out better. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you for supporting The DharmaShop!
I bought this for my niece after she broke her foot falling off a chair. It reminds her to take care with her body and it has a nice weight and smooth feel to the stones.