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Malas, Purposes and Uses

This issue of In the Moment offers a glimpse into the purpose and uses of malas, or Buddhist rosaries. Malas are used to count recitations, mantras, prayers, or prostrations. Using a mala helps with concentration and focus during meditation. DharmaCrafts offers 108-bead malas, 27- bead hand malas, and stretchy wrist malas in diverse materials from gemstones to bodhi seeds. Most people keep several malas of varying lengths and materials. Malas are deeply personal items and should be chosen carefully. In this newsletter, we have compiled some informative articles about the mala.~