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Malas, or to use their Tibetan name 'tenwa', are strings of beads with a variety of uses. Their main use in Tibetan Buddhism is to help count the number of mantras recited during Buddhist meditation practice, but they are also worn as 'power beads' in both Mongolian and Nepali shamanism. In addition both Buddhists and Shamanists use them in forms of divination. Most malas have 108 beads in, often with marker beads at the 27, 54 and 81 bead points. The large bead at the end and start of a mala is not counted and is generally called a guru bead.

Over time, and through repeated sacred use, malas are said to develop spiritual power and they are used to bless with by touching people or objects with the mala.

For more information about malas, including a way to use them for divination, you can read an article HERE


TIBETAN BUDDHIST DZI STONE MALA (Mala 01)

Price: £60 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Made by Nicholas Breeze Wood
Age: New
Diameter of Beads: 6mm approx

A set of prayer beads made from small agate dZi stones with quarter beads of red coral and a metal eternal knot, set with a real coral underbead.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST BONE MALA (Mala 02)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Made by Nicholas Breeze Wood
Age: New
Diameter of Beads: 8mm approx

A bone set of prayer beads with agate guru bead and quarter beads, with a metal eternal knot set with a real coral underbead.



TIBETAN BUDDHIST CORAL MALA (Mala 03)

Price: £65 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Made by Nicholas Breeze Wood
Age: New
Diameter of Beads: 7-8mm approx

A red coral set of prayer beads with a metal guru bead, agate counter beads and antique Tibetan sherpa coral glass quarter beads. There is a metal eternal knot set with a agate dZi bead.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST BANDED AGATE MALA (Mala 04)


Price: £65 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Made by Nicholas Breeze Wood
Age: New
Diameter of Beads: 7-8mm approx

A banded agate set of prayer beads with a metal guru bead and agate quarter beads. There is a metal eternal knot and a black pure silk ribbon tassle.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST CORAL MALA (Mala 05)

Price: £45 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Made by Nicholas Breeze Wood
Age: New
Diameter of Beads: 6mm approx

A banded agate set of prayer beads with turquoise guru bead and quarter beads. One of the quarter beads has a drilled hole in it - as shown in the photo. There is a metal eternal knot and a black pure silk ribbon tassle.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST BONE MALA (Mala 06)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10 - 30 years approx
Diameter of Beads: 6mm approx

A bone set of prayer beads, with counter beads. The beads are in good 'used' condition with nice patina on them.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST BONE MALA (Mala 07)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Diameter of Beads: 6mm approx

A bone set of prayer beads, with counter beads. The beads are in good 'used' condition with nice patina on them.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST METAL MALA COUNtERS (Counters 01)

Price: £16 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Diameter of Beads: 6mm approx

A set of counters, one ending in a bell and other in a dorje. Counters are tied to malas and used to count (a little like an abacus) the number of mantras said with the male.

The counters are in good condition with a nice patina. They are fixed on an old leather strap.

For more information about malas read the article about them on the articles page of this website.


LARGE TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEtAL MALA COUNtERS (Counters 02)

Price: £18 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Diameter of Beads: 8mm approx

A set of counters, one ending in a bell and other in a dorje - theese bell and dorje ends are larger, together with the diameter of the beads, to the others for sale on this page. Counters are tied to malas and used to count (a little like an abacus) the number of mantras said with the male.

The counters are in good condition with a nice patina. They are fixed on an old leather strap.

For more information about malas read the article about them on the articles page of this website.