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Offline nirvanaseeker30

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Looking For Mala Beads
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:42:22 pm »
I'm looking for a set of good quality prayer beads. 108 count. Sandlewood or any other bead. If anyone has a set they no longer want to keep, send me a picture in an e-mail to chascc1982@aol.com and if I like them, I'll send u my mailing adress :)

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 03:49:36 pm »
I suggest you make your own. Beading isn't difficult just takes some mindful and patient practice (kinda of like being Buddhist!) That way your beads will be more personal. I made mine of crystal and pearl.

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 10:25:18 pm »
Email sent with ones I purchased for a couple of dollars and am very happy with


I suggest you make your own. Beading isn't difficult just takes some mindful and patient practice (kinda of like being Buddhist!) That way your beads will be more personal. I made mine of crystal and pearl.

This is actually a great idea. I think I'm going to try myself. I do think I'd be much happier with a necklace that I strung myself as well as picking out my own beads.
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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 07:16:00 am »
It's almost more of a challenge finding loose sandalwood beads than it is to actually make your own necklace/bracelet :)

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 08:04:06 am »
One of my favorite haunts is the Bead Factory, just a few blocks from me in downtown Los Angeles --- you might want to check with them and see what they have in stock:

http://www.beadsfactory.com/

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 11:13:30 am »
That site is perfect. It has the small rounds and regular rounds I would want. It would be nice to find some with some engraving/stamping on them. Thanks again for your help @Dharmakara

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 10:13:31 am »
I have gotten a couple of my sets of beads from http://custommalashop.com/ and have always been happy with my purchase. They make them to your specific preferences.  ;D
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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2015, 05:27:09 am »
I have gotten a couple of my sets of beads from http://custommalashop.com/ and have always been happy with my purchase. They make them to your specific preferences.  ;D


Excellent site, thank you!

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2017, 10:19:28 am »
Hey!

MalaPrayer.com was started by my girlfriend Jayme and I who are avid meditators and yogis. One day after a class we talked about our shared love of Mala and decided to embark on this project together. Our goal is to provide high quality Mala's at an affordable price while empowering women around the world. Thus with every purchase you make we help enrich the lives of women entrepreneurs by providing them with access to money to invest in their business, homes and community through micro-finance loans.

We'd love to see some of the members of FreeSangha on our site!
Namaste,
Jordana~ :buddha2:

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2019, 04:05:16 am »
Every gemstone is said to have different properties, energies, and meaning. Searching for the perfect mala beads to enhance both your meditation practice and style can be overwhelming.

Choosing mala beads may appear difficult and confusing with so many stones, and colors to choose from, so trust your intuition and let the power and energy of the stones guide you to the right mala beads for you.

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2019, 02:29:28 am »
Some Hare Krishna temple websites have stores that sell various Malas including those made of Sandal as very reasonable costs. 
Some say Buddhism is a Religion.
Others say Buddhism is a Style.
I'd say it's a Stylish Religion.

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Re: Looking For Mala Beads
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2019, 05:45:13 am »
Some Hare Krishna temple websites have stores that sell various Malas including those made of Sandal as very reasonable costs.

Be carefull with cheap.sandalwood malas.  They are often low grade sandalwood, that has no scent, soaked.in Sandalwood oil.  Sometimes.it isn't Sandal wood at all.

It doesn't make much difference if you view a mala strictly as a counting device.  If.you want genuine Sandalwood, pay the price for the real thing.

 


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