This listing is for a dark yak bone108 bead mala for meditation with yak bone counters. Yaks have played a significant role in Tibetan culture and lifestyle for centuries by being used for transportation of goods, yak hair is used for fabrics and rope, and yak milk is used for cheese and butter. Yak bone represents impermanence and is said to maintain healthy blood circulation. The yak bone mala counters each have 10 small yak bone beads (in Tibetan we call it CHUPSHED, CHU means ten and SHED means stop). The small chupshed beads measure approximately 2mm. Each bead measures approximately 7mm and is strung by Hands of Tibet with love.
Prayer beads are usually used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are worn on the left or right wrist while not in use (the wrist it is worn on is typically determined by the mantra or practice). Please contact us with further questions.
Suggested mantras for this mala:
"Om Muni Muni Maha Muni Ye Soha" to Lord Buddha Shakyamuni
"Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" to White Tara
"Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" to Medicine Buddha
**due to the natural methods used to dye this product, these beads are not waterproof