Mala beads are a traditional tool used to support a meditative mantra recitation practice called Japa. They are a beautiful and tangible reminder that our highest intentions are bodied forth by the step-by-step and breath-by-breath evolution of conscious practice both on and off the mat.
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the ancient art of mala-making. You will start the process of beading and hand tying your own custom mala consisting of 108 beads (plus a guru bead), receive detailed instructions on how to add a guru bead and hand-tie a tassel, and experience the Japa practice.
The cost of the workshop includes a mala-making kit. You will receive 108 wooden beads, a selection of semi-precious stone beads, tassel thread, beading needles, and complete instructions on how to complete your mala project.
Please bring your reading glasses. We are working with larger, 8mm beads but the process requires some meditative focus.
Date: Saturday, August 18
Time: 2:30 to 5:30pm
Cost: $65 +HST