- A special request from a customer years ago led us to create this incredible 108 bead mala that is now a DharmaShop classic!
- Handmade in Nepal with 100% sustainable and natural rudraksha seed beads and skull accent beads carved from water buffalo bone. Can be worn around the neck or wrapped around the wrist.
- The skull is a symbol of impermanence in Buddhism. This mala serves as a powerful reminder to be here now and to live in the present moment; because nothing is permanent, everything is possible.
Rudraksha beads are known for their healing properties and protective powers. By meditating with a rudraksha mala, it is believed to increase the ability to concentrate, giving clarity and peace of mind.
A note about bone beads: In the Himalayas, it is typical for large animals such as yak or water buffalo to be used for service, food, clothing, and ritual items. Given the limited amount of resources and the religious practices of the people in the region, it is important that none of the animal goes to waste. These amazing bone beads are handcrafted by artisans who recycle and reuse everything in daily life and spiritual practice.
Mala measures approximately 31 inches around with an adjustable knot. Rudraksha beads are 8-9mm. Skull beads are 10mm by 12mm.