Lotus Seed Mala bead

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Details

  • 8 millimeter beads
  • 108 Beads
  • 17 inches long
  • Durable string Cord
  • Represents growth and purity

108 Lotus Seeds1 beads masterfully strung on a durable string cord by our very own mala maker, Sumchok. Lotus seeds are very important in Asia as they are used widely for many purposes whether it be religious or healing, these seeds come from the genus nelumbo a species of plant. Over time the seeds will change color due to oil and water, and will eventually grow, shattering into many pieces Due to the growing following of Buddhism and meditation more and more malas2 are being sought after.

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1. Lotus Seed

The lotus represents spiritual growth and overcoming obstacles, similar to the lotus flower which struggles within murky swamps and marshes in order to bloom. Many Deities in Buddhism and Hinduism are seen depicted sitting on top of this beautiful flower (or with the flower nearby) meditating, connecting the lotus with enlightenment or spirituality.

2. Malas

A Mala is a strung together collection of a 108 beads and a larger guru bead. It's purpose is to help focus during meditation and count mantras. It can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around the wrist.

How we directly support the locals

Since 1980 Karma and Zumki Lama have brought thousands of items made from Tibetan Refugees living in Nepal and India. As Tibetan refugees themselves, they were shocked by how much people in America loved our culture and our craftsmanship. After selling for a while, they decided to bring the wealth back home and support the struggling communities and artisans. We only buy directly from the local artisans and make sure there is no middle man to take away their hard earned money. We make sure to visit Nepal and India at least twice a year and always find new items and artists to work with. Over the years we have developed strong bonds with the artisans and always make sure to keep in touch and see that their life improves under our support. 

How we have grown

Due to your support and our continued success, we have expanded beyond just Nepal and India and now source our products ethically, from mainly Southeast Asia. (Thailand, Bali) We have expanded our collection due to the repeated requests of our customers asking for more and more culturally diverse products, and have made some new friends along the way. 

With your support

You can directly impact the local artisans by visiting either Nepal and India and experiencing the rich and vibrant culture. Many small independent businesses fail due to the changing times, and this, in turn, affects the local artisans in small villages in Southeast Asia creating a domino effect. With your support, we can continue supporting our friends from Southeast Asia and continually grow to impact their lives in a positive fashion. 

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