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Gemstone Mala 1 by Pascale of Kirtan Path

BIJOUX PASCALE JAPA MALA

Chinese Writing Stone

41-inch circumference

 $79 retail   $65

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Chinese Writing Stone

This 108-bead mala is made of 8mm Chinese writing stone beads hand knotted with silk thread. Chinese writing stone is said to help access clarity of knowledge, assist in directing the dream state, and help with adapting to life changes.

Each stone bead is a blend of earthy tones – dark burgundy,
grey mauve, mottled slate, coffee brown. No two are the same! Each mala is unique.

A lovely way to meditatively repeat your favorite mantra.

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Gemstone Mala 1 by Pascale of Kirtan Path
Gemstone Mala 1 by Pascale of Kirtan Path

Hand knotted with love


Daniel:

  “What is the importance of a mala to you?”

Pascale:

  “I enjoy meditating, but just sitting in silent meditation is very hard for me. Singing kirtan is of course a beautiful way to find that peaceful place in my heart, but I also enjoy doing japa (the practice of repeating a mantra) with a mala. I have several malas, some for doing japa, some for wearing. Whenever I wear one, it is a reminder of my chanting practice, and keeps me in touch with my heart.”

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Crafted by Bijoux Pascale


Daniel:

  “When we first met in person a few years back, I remember you were singing and sharing the Hanuman Chalisa. How did you first connect with chanting, and why has it become so significant for you?”

Pascale:

  “I was introduced to chanting at a yoga retreat in 2008, where “Om Namah Shivayah” by Krishna Das was playing on CD. I was moved beyond belief and knew I had to get more of this. Then KD came to my town and I experienced the bliss of singing in community. I asked him afterwards how I could get started chanting and he said to me, “Just sing from your heart.” And that's what I did. I think it saved my life, to be honest. I was suffering from depression and it helped me connect to my heart and find myself. The changes it helped me through were nothing short of amazing and I am grateful for the grace of finding my way to this practice.”

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Gemstone Malas by Pascale of Kirtan Path



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