Tibetan Yak Bone Buddha of Compassion Wrist Mala Bracelet
This listing is for a yak bone wrist mala with the buddhist prayer for compassion, Om Mani Padme Hum, inscribed on it. 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 beads measure approximately 8mm, however may vary slightly in size due to their handmade nature.
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
How to adjust this wrist mala:
1. Hold the mala with the long knot at the top. Use thumb and forefinger from each hand to hold beads on either side of the knot (left hand holds the bead on the eft, right hand holds the bead on the right).
2. Pull hands apart and away from the long knot. Our malas are usually knotted a little tight so you can pull pretty hard!
3. To tighten, pull small beads at the end of the strings.
**due to the natural methods used to dye the yak bone bead, these beads are not waterproof