Crystal Malas are widely known for their pacifying and purifying qualities, often used for Avalokitesvara and Vajrasattva practices.Crystal is regarded for its ability to increase the power of prayers, aspirations, and visualization by dispelling obstacles and negative influences from our path.All of our malas have been blessed by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and selected by senior Lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
During the Black Crown Ceremony, the Karmapa is believed to transform himself into the bodhisattva of compassion, Chenrezig. The ritual itself is simple.The Karmapa takes his seat and places the crown on top of his head. While holding the crown with his right hand, he recites mantra of Chenrezig,om mani peme hung, with the beads of a crystal mala in his left hand. This display creates various wonders in the minds of disciples, fusing their mindstreams with that of the Karmapa’s. This ceremony serves as a source of deep inspiration and benefit for sentient beings. Although witnesses to the ceremony may be but ordinary beings, seeing the Karmapa perform the ceremony creates the karmic connection by which beings will one day be able to fully perceive the enlightened qualities of great masters.
A crystal mala of excellent quality is well-suited to peaceful practices, such as Chenrezig. Through their proper use we directly connect with the compassion of great nirmanakaya beings, such as His Holiness the Karmapa, as well as the sambhogakaya beings, from whom that compassion radiates.
27 beads of 8 mm diameter, with Trikaya guru beads. White bead (conch shell) symbolizes Nirmanakaya, red (carnelian stone) Sambhogakaya, blue (lapis lazuli) Dharmakaya. The mala has a sliding knot to make it tighter or looser.
Approximate length 8.9 in, 1.2 oz