Garibaldi General Ahisma - Buddhist Mala Prayer Beads
In Tibetan Buddhism, Ahisma roughly translates to the devotion to non-violence and respect for all forms of life. Buddhist Mala prayer beads have been used for centuries as a traditional tool to count the number of times a mantra is recited or the number of breaths taken while meditating. These practices are said to "open the eyes" for the purpose of achieving enlightenment unique to the Karma of each individual. Our Ahisma Mala is carefully crafted from 108 Wenge wood beads, each with it's own unique and natural wood grain. Whether you follow traditional paths or not, Mala prayer bead bracelets have become popular with anyone choosing to feel at ease in their lives. Simple and understated, they are an attractive accessory for both men and women and may be worn as a necklace or a bracelet. Length: 108 beads Bead Size: 8mm How to use Mala beads for meditation • Sit in an upright position, with your spine straight and your eyes closed. Breathe deeply to center yourself. • If you like, you can start chanting a mantra aloud or silently. • Holding the Mala in your right hand, drape it between your middle and index fingers. Starting at the Guru bead (where the loop meets itself), use your thumb to count each bead. Do this for all 108 beads, until you are back at the Guru bead once again. • To continue the meditation, reverse direction and count again back to the Guru bead. Repeat as many times as you wish to feel at ease.