In Tibetan Buddhist, skull cup are often used in ritual practices. Skull signifies impermanence and encourages a life of compassion.
- Beads: Polished Yak Bone, depicting skull
- 108 beads + Guru Bead
- Bead size: 6-7 mm
- Made in Nepal
- Organic variations and defects enhace individual character
This bone prayer mala (rosary) of 108 beads is indispensable to meditative practice. Each bead is used to count the repetition of a mantra or chant. The number 108 bears spiritual significance across several religions. The bead - at which point the worshiper commences his/her chant - is the Guru bead, a symbol of the teacher-student bond. Handmade in Nepal. Handmade. Minor variations and organic defects may be present which further enhance the individual artistic character.