Meditation beads, malas and bracelets
Natural and dyed Wood, semi-precious, howlite stone and Nepalese/Indian beads for meditation, mindfulness and inspiration in long (108 beads) or for your wrist (number of beads varies, usually 27)
- Handmade malas from a range of quality natural woods, semi-precious stones, brightly coloured dyed woods and howlite
- Wood and seed beads from India and bone beads from Nepal
- High quality semi-precious beads in a range of colours
- Beautiful Czech glass beads as contrast and marker beads
- 100% cotton tassels
- Wholesale discount available
- Bespoke designed malas
- Mala repairs
A little about Buddhist Goodies
Buddhist Goodies Great Lineage
This is a business built on spiritual friendship and has been a mala making business for many years in The Triratna Sangha, previously Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. The business and the method of making malas has been passed on down as Precious Garlands to Sara and Vidyabhadri who have renamed the business Buddhist Goodies in 2010. The lineage goes all the way back into the distant past with Punyamala and Vidyamala. The great mala hand-on thus began, Jutika replaced Punymala. Several years later, Vidyabhadri replaced Vidyamala, till it was reborn as Buddhist Goodies when Sara replaced Jutika.
Sara was ordained in the summer of 2018 and has the new name of Moksavadini and is the main contact person (Vidyabhadri has moved onto pastures new). Moksavdini is working with help from friends in the Manchester sangha. Buddhist Goodies is slowly growing as a right-livelihood business and one of its aims is to provide work for people who may not be able, for health or other reasons, to work full time or regularly. Over time we hope to sell more hand crafted items made by Buddhist practitioners.
A bit about malas
Malas or meditation beads are used to aid concentration when chanting a mantra or to wear as a reminder of your values, for example awareness and compassion.
They are usually made from multiples of 27 beads, the long beads being of 108. This is a traditional number but it is the intention which which you chant that is said to be more important.
Mantras are repeated to protect the mind by dwelling on positive thoughts and feelings such as ‘May all beings be well’. When meditating on a particular Buddha or Bodhisattva, the mantra associated with them is often chanted. For example Om Mani Padme Hum (pronounced om mani padmey hung) is chanted widely throughout the Buddhist world. Though you could take any aspirational words in your own language and make your own mantra, for example Let there be love.
For downloads visit Free Buddhist Audio
The Sound of Reality talk by Padmavajra
Soulful Mantras by Mahasukha
Visible Mantra A resource for visualising and the calligraphy of Buddhist mantras and seed syllables.
Ordering, Payment, Shipping Info
Our usual turnaround time for dispatching orders is 1-3 business days. This may take a little longer during lockdown as we rely on a volunteer to go to the post office for us, so please be a little patient with this. We will keep you fully informed of the postage date.
Currently shipping is only available within the UK from this website. If you are outside the UK and wish to make a purchase please contact us by using the contact form or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All malas delivered within the UK are shipped either First Class Recorded or – for larger orders – Special Delivery Next Day. You will be notified when your order is shipped. You will need to be in for delivery as a signature is required.
Shipping charges are a flat rate per package (not per mala) as shown below. This cost will show in the shopping cart.
£3 flat rate per parcel to UK addresses
Shipping to other countries, please contact us
To see your shipping costs:
Please add your purchase(s) to the shopping cart on the website and “Go to Checkout” (click on the shopping trolley icon). If you click on the ‘Calculate shipping’ button and put in your address the postage price will be shown for you.
DELIVERY AND PACKAGING
We always try and post orders as quickly as we can and use recycled packaging whenever possible.
Our usual turnaround time for dispatching orders is 1-3 business days. During ‘lock down’ this may take a little longer, depending on our ability to get goods to the post office.
In the short term we are only accepting payment online by Paypal or bank transfer. Payment by cheque or postal order will be available when we come out of the ‘lockdown’ situation here in the UK.
Upon receipt of your order we will send a confirmation via an email. This email will be your proof of payment and we recommend that you keep this for your records.
Payment by Paypal
There are no fees involved when you use Paypal to pay for goods and you do not need to have, or register for, a Paypal account. All you need is your debit or credit card, an email address, your address (which must be the same as the one on your bank/credit card) and a phone number. When you get to the Paypal payment page if you want to use your card rather than a Paypal account you may need to scroll down a little to see that option.
Payment by bank transfer
There is an option for this at checkout.
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Sorry we are unable to process telephone orders at present, please email us if you are unable to pay on the website. If you wish to speak about an order please email your phone number and we will call you as soon as we can.