Natural Red Sandalwood Lotus Pod Mala (108 Bead)

The Guru Bead

  • This 108 bead, Red Sandalwood Mala, has been handmade with the highest quality natural Red Sandalwood and Striped Lotus Seed focus beads. The beautiful Guru Bead is a detailed carved natural black boxwood, shaped to form a Lotus Seed Pod with 7 separate movable “Lotus Seeds” residing within. From the Guru Bead, a hand-tied 21 stitch braided knot, splitting into two cords, each having 3 Red Sandalwood counter beads, completes this uniquely beautiful spiritual piece of functional jewelry.

    The body of the Mala consists of 108 meditation beads, separated into 4 quadrants, with each section consisting of 27 natural Red Sandalwood beads. The three focus beads are 9mm Striped Lotus Bodhi Seed Beads. Bringing together the Root Chakra (Sandalwood) with the Crown Chakra (Lotus Bodhi Seed) offers the wearer a deeper inner focus and profound state of relaxation, moving spiritual energy throughout the light body.

    The mala arrives in our 100% recycled Chocolate Jewelry Box along with a beautiful padded Mala bag, handmade by dedicated Dharma Practitioners in Thailand.

    1. Mala Type: 108 Bead for meditation, mantra repetition, grounding and/or focus.
    2. Length: 14.75" body, 3.25" Guru with braided cord, total length of 18".
    3. Weight: 22.68 g. (0.05 lbs.)
    4. Materials: 108 Natural Red Sandalwood (8mm) beads, 1 carved black boxwood (lotus pod with moveable lotus seeds) Guru bead, 3 Natural Striped Lotus Bodhi Seed (9mm) marker beads, 6 Red Sandalwood (8mm) finishing beads, hand strung on a dark red braided cord.
    5. Mala Bag: Handmade by Dharma practitioners in Thailand, specifically sourced by The Guru Bead for our Malas.
    6. Jewelry Box: Our beautiful Chocolate Jewelry Box is made in America. Box board consists of 100% recycled materials - on average 80% is post consumer. Non-tarnishing ultra white synthetic cotton filler is 100% recycled. Paper wrap material is 100% recycled, Process Chlorine Free (PCF), and manufactured with renewable hydroelectric energy.
    7. Manufacturing & Components: This product is assembled by hand upon ordering and ships out within 24 to 48 hours. All components are of the highest quality available. As with all precious and semiprecious materials, slight imperfections, inclusions or color variants are natural.
    8. Shipping to countries outside of the USA: Goods purchased for personal use and shipped to countries outside of the USA may be charged customs, duties, and/or taxes by the country receiving the product(s). These additional charges are calculated and charged by the shipper (i.e. DHL, FedEx, etc.) on behalf of the receiving country and are separate from The Guru Bead. Should additional fees be required, the shipping company will contact the recipient directly. These additional fees are the sole responsibility of the customer.
  • Properties of Sandalwood
    Sandalwood is grown in Asia and East India with its calming aroma originating from the wood of the tree and not from the leaves. The aroma is known to last for decades and has been used around the world for more than 4,000 years in ritual, prayer, funeral rites and Ayurvedic healing practices. In the Buddhist Tradition, Sandalwood is believed to be the quintessential mediation tool, as it has been for thousands of years, used throughout the Buddhist schools of practice for meditation and focus.

    Primary Energetic Properties: Awakens the divine, promotes deep relaxation, awareness, tranquility and psychic connection. Focuses the intentions of the meditator towards manifestation. Healers burn Sandalwood to promote energetic healing sessions, to increase positivity and to instill profound relaxation.

    Chakra: Root

    Properties of Lotus Seeds
    The white spotted Lotus Bodhi Seeds used in this Mala are often referred to as ‘Moon and stars,’ which is a very popular and traditional Bodhi bead in Buddhism and is the hard and dense seed of the Daemonorops jenkinsiana plant. The ‘Moon and stars’ name reflects the small holes (moon) and tiny black dots (stars) covering the seed’s surface.

    Primary Energetic Properties: Promotes spirituality and assists in maintaining a balanced focus, even in turbulent times. The Lotus seed houses the life force of the plant; opening at the crown chakra to assist in communion with the divine, deepening meditation and breath work.

    Chakra: Crown

    Disclaimer: Gemstones, semiprecious stones, precious stones, natural woods and/or metals (energetic/spiritual properties) listed with The Guru Bead in digital or printed form are intended for spiritual knowledge and are not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis and/or care. Please see a licensed doctor or mental health provider if you are in physical or mental distress.

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