Sander's Antique Bodhi Mala

  • This one-of-a-kind antique bodhi mala comes from DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen's personal collection.  He purchased it from a Tibetan man in Taiwan who had a beautiful selection of sustainably sourced antique malas.
  • Made of 108 small, well used dark bodhi beads that are truly stunning.  Each bead is unique, rich in color with a beautiful sheen.  The beads are flat on each end in the traditional manner.
  • Strung loosely on brown cord, making it great for counting mantras.  Features naga shell spacers and an antique brass guru bead.

Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth.  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 43 inches around.  Bodhi beads are about 12mm, naga shell beads are around 14-15mm, guru bead is 14mm.