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June 1st, 2012, 06:57 AM
Tuatha's Avatar Veteran
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Tibetan Prayer beads that I have made These two are my latest. The smaller one is mine and the bigger one is a graduation present for a friend. I am also going to make him a bracelet to go with it.

One thing I have really got into is making prayer beads, so far I have done rosaries and mala beads, but I am planning on learning how to make other prayer beads from different cultures also.

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June 1st, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Those look fabulous...♥

Can you please tell the significance of the beads and their placement on each them?
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June 1st, 2012, 08:40 AM
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They are used to keep count when praying a mantra. Its more for repetition. Unlike the rosary the beads don't have a certain order for a prayer. I've seen mala beads with no spacers, or just one set of spacers.

There are different mantras, but basically you start at the bead beside the Buddha bead (or bigger bead, whatever one wants to call it) and say the mantra, slide to the next bead, repeat...repeat till you go around. (spacer beads do not count)

Personally I like the mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" (Ohm-mah-nee-pahd-may-hum). Saying this mantra is said to invoke the blessings and attention of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.

There are longer ones and shorter ones for different aspects also. There are bracelets to, made of 27 beads (usually no spacers) and the Buddha bead. For the bracelets you circle around four times to do the full 108.

Meditations are what they are usually used for.

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June 1st, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Those are brilliant looking, TFS!!!

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June 1st, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Really turned out lovely! Hope he loves his gift.

I usually say the mantra for Lakshmi when I do any.

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June 1st, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Gorgeous! I have a set of prayer beads I've made that have sections representing the elements.

Prayer beads really help me focus on what I'm doing, focusing energy, mantra, meditation, etc. I like having them.

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