MalaBeads wrote:I am interested in buying a mala. I have heard that different malas are used for different mantras. I would like to do Tara and Chenrezig mantras mostly. What kind of mala should I buy
MalaBeads wrote:Thank you. I have a second question. I have also heard that there are correct and incorrect ways of holding the mala and proper and improper directions to twirl (if that's the right word) the beads. Could someone speak to that?
Bhavana wrote:I have been looking for a mala for some time now.
I can give you a source for ordering malas where all the sales benefit a group of buddhist nuns in Sikkim. The malas are good quality. I would post the link but I don't want to be 'spamming' on this forum. "message" me for more information.
Dechen Norbu wrote: Go ahead.
PadmaVonSamba wrote:Dechen Norbu wrote: Go ahead.
Okay. Since a moderator gave me the "go ahead"...
I put together this web page and I am handling the orders. If you have any questions, message me.
You might find malas cheaper elsewhere, but this is for a good cause.
Here is the project and the nuns who will benefit:
Bhavana wrote:No one has an opinion on the knots between the beads?
Bonsai Doug wrote:Bhavana wrote:No one has an opinion on the knots between the beads?
My opinion... it's just a matter of personal choice. Supposedly the knot keeps the beads from
rubbing together and perhaps prolongs the life of the mala. However, I've seen the malas of
some Monks who have been using theirs for decades, and quite frankly, the wear is minimal
and adds some character to the mala.
Makes no difference in the counting of mantra or chants. Unless it makes it a little easier for you
fingers to move from bead to bead. That really shouldn't be a problem.