Bodhi Seeds and Tibetan Prayer Beads

The Bodhi tree is an important symbol in Buddhism, and there is a lot of significance placed on it, and on similar trees. The Bodhi tree was an old, large and sacred fig tree that grew in Bodh Gaya, and it is a tree under which the spiritual leader Siddhartha Guatama...

The Benefits of Mala Beads

The benefits of Tibetan Buddhist mala beads are many when you know how to use them properly in prayer or meditation. Many people wear them, of course. But, you will want your beads, whether they are part of a necklace with a tassel or a part of a bracelet, to benefit...

Intro to Buddhist Mantras in Meditation

Mantras have traditionally been used in the religion of Buddhism and by meditation practitioners throughout the Himalayas. In modern times, the separation between East and West continues to lessen, as both sides embrace the knowledge held by others in the world....

How and Why to Use Mala Beads

If you are a regular practitioner of meditation and yoga you may have seen many of your friends sporting mala beads. You may have wondered why use mala beads and why are these are becoming so popular. Furthermore, you are probably wondering if they could have a...

What the Tassel on a Mala Means

Tassels can come in various shapes and sizes on a set of mala beads. Just like the colors of the mala beads themselves represent certain ideas, mantras, and energies, the colors of the tassel do as well. The tassel itself represents the connection that we have to...