seeking my mala mate

maybe it's the heat, maybe it's the humidity or maybe it's just the busy-ness of life that is making me gravitate towards learning how to meditate - you know, the real deal with the mala beads. no i'm not trying to win a part as an extra in eat, pray, love with julia, i'm just searching for a way to find center even when reality gets really messy.

so i have begun my research...

offers some great tips on the basics of meditating with mala beads, with the first step being to find your mala mate (read: choose your set of 108 mala beads), there really seems to be a limitless amount of options that you really have the chance to customize your meditation practice. i am now on the hunt for the right set in hopes that the simple beauty of the beads will inspire me to be diligent.
  • custommalashop.com offers some less spendy options of really making your mala your own with a wide variety of options to choose from - i already spent an hour exploring the site & still have yet to decide...
  • everythingyoga.com has a sandalwood necklace for only $19.99 with free shipping (when you spend $50+).
  • yogabasics.com offers perhaps the most stock items at very affordable prices & are having a sale with many ranging from about $7.95 & up.
  • ecrater.com offers a unique buddhist set for $14.99 with free shipping.
or should i just try meditating with a set of rosary beads i was given as a child? it might be a way to ease into it using what i already have even if it is not exactly for the original religious type of prayer....

thoughts? does anyone have any suggestions for getting started?


  1. I have a rudraksha mala that I purchased 19 years ago from Self Realization Fellowship...now I am inspired to use it... can you give me some tips on how to use mala beads please?


  2. hey aurora, check out the ehow.com link in the post. there are some great pointers to start. i actually am new to this too right now but will give you more updates as i progress :)