Aventurine Mala Beads

I spent most of today trying to purchase a different mala bead made out of Aventurine and the transaction simply could NOT go through. I tried multiple ways, and numerous times, and even called and spoke live to Paypal. It ended up that I would have needed to  get a Money Order or be treated by an awesome friend (which may still happen), however, I found these and love how they wrap around the wrist so easily, are loose and still have the potential of adding my own Tree of Life charm on it. I’m going to learn how to do this, and add an attachable piece to the entire mala. This could be the beginning of a new journey, and perhaps an extra source of income if I go all the way!

Here is the Tree of Life charm I found as well:

The reason I am so passionate about this is because my health is going through a transition and is in need of support and healing at the time. The more stones for healing my stomach and immune system situation the better!


What’s totally amazing is I found this in my book; Crystal Workbook; The Spiritual, Healing, Transformational & Metaphysical Properties Of Crystals and Healing Stones, by Sheril Berkovitch. This is SO perfect; maybe better than the other anyway (especially if I can figure out how to get the Tree of Life on there):


“Chakra: Throat, Heart and Third Eye

Chrysocolla helps clarify your spiritual purpose by alleviating the fear of expression. It also helps clear links with the past as you move forward. Enhances creative expression, power and communication. Helps prevent dis-ease caused by stress such as ulcers, digestive problems and arthritis.

This stone is an activator of feminine qualities. It is used by women to alleviate situations such as menstrual irregularity and the birthing process. Useful for men wishing to seek out their feminine aspects.

Chrysocolla provides a link to Mother Earth both physically and spiritually. Relieves distress caused by negative emotions. Enhances insight.”

39″ Mala Necklace with 98-8mm Dark Green Aventurine Beads, 10-8mm Chrysocolla beads and finished with a pewter ‘Guru’ bead.


Chakra: Heart

Enhances creativity, brings prosperity, reinforces decisiveness. Diffuses negativity, balances male-female energy. Helps see alternatives and possibilities. It facilitates balancing and alignment of the intellectual, emotional, physical and auric bodies! Promotes growth during first seven years of life. Benefits thymus gland and nervous system. Balances blood pressure. It has been used in treatment of disorders for the lungs, heart, adrenal glands, and the muscular and urogenital systems. Elixir aids shin problems.

It is an excellent protector of the heart chakra; providing for a shield to block the entry from those who wish to “tap-in” and use the energy of another. (Meaning: helps block energy vampires, which is VERY important while healing a health condition and staying in the light.)

It has been used in rituals of the Medicine Wheel, to show the spirit guides the connection with the healing light of the heart.

Green Aventurine also helps to release anxiety and fear, stimulates muscle tissue and strengthens blood. It will help you move on from a limited view of your capabilities! It encourages exploration and creativity, and is helpful in career assessment and changes. It assists in bringing feelings of emotional tranquility and a positive attitude. Excellent for times of emotional turmoil and stress to assist in balancing. “An all-around healer!”

Independence, health and well-being!

(Sources: Love is In The Earth, and Crystal Workbook)

Description from the site:

Hold or place on the appropriate point.

108 Bead Japa Mala or Mala Necklace (Meditation Beads)

Mala beads can be worn and/or used for meditation. A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit bead called a ‘sumeru’. When used for meditation they can aid in focusing by helping to keep the mind from wondering and helping to keep one from falling asleep. It is important that if a mala is used to count mantras, the mantra be remembered with sincerity, devotion, feeling and full attention. There are many, many reasons as to why there are 108 beads. Here are a few of my favorite:

-In traditional Buddhist thought, people are said to have 108 afflictions or klesas. There are six senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and consciousness) multiplied by three reactions (positive, negative, or indifference) making 18 “feelings.” Each of these feelings can be either “attached to pleasure or detached from pleasure” making 36 “passions”, each of which may be manifested in the past, present, or future. All the combinations of all these things makes a total of 108, which are represented by the beads in the ojuzu.
-There are said to be 108 earthly desires in mortals.
-There are said to be 108 lies that humans tell.
-There are said to be 108 human delusions or forms of ignorance.
-The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
-The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
-Some say there are 108 styles of meditation.

How to use:

The mala is traditionally held in the right hand and used in two ways –

In one method, the mala is hanging between the thumb and the ring (third) finger. The middle (second) finger is used to rotate the mala by one bead towards oneself with each repetition of the mantra.

In the other method, the mala is hanging on the middle finger, with the thumb used to rotate the mala just as explained – one bead at a time.

Either way, the index finger is never used to touch the mala.

“There are accupressure points on each of the fingers that work on different parts of the psyche and the brain.  When the beads press the meridian points in the finger, you can work on a specific result. The meridian point you are trying to activate is located on the side of each finger, in the center point between the tip of the finger and the upper knuckle.
The properties of the meridian points for each finger are as follows:

“Hindu tradition holds that the correct way to use a mala is with the right hand, with the thumb flicking one bead to the next, and with the mala wrapped over the middle finger. Generally do not use the index finger as in ancient times it was thought use of the index finger was bad mannered and also facilitates karma.

Buddhists generally hold the mala in the left hand. The first bead is held between the index finger and thumb, and with each count the thumb pulls another bead in place over the index fingerAfter completing a full circuit of the mala, the practitioner flips the mala around 180 degrees. Continuing over the guru bead is like crossing your teacher.” http://mala-beads.50webs.com/aboutmalas.html


The mala may coil on the floor with the hand resting on the right knee or used with the hand concealed in the mala bag.

The practice begins at the summit bead (sumeru) and continues around the loop until the summit is reached again. The summit bead is never passed over. So if you plan to do more than 1 round, the mala is turned around to proceed again in the reverse direction.

Whenever the mala is taken up, it automatically conditions the mind to the meditative state. The mala that you use for Mantra Japa meditation should not be exhibited and is best kept privately in a special mala bag.

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*No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.*

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This is the other one I love I’ve been trying to get:

Mantra for the Skull or Bone Mala

Mantra for the Skull or Bone Mala

I just purchased these mala beads, and was VERY drawn to them. I had a vision I have worn them before, and as a deep Tantric Dakini, I know I have been a Mystic Tantric Healer in other lives as well. Here is my journey to drawing in a powerful Tibetan Tantra Buddhist Master.

The mantra: OM MANI PEPI HUNG (Tibetan) or OM MANI PEME HUM (Sanskrit) are good for this, as well as:




“The Vajra Guru Mantra is the mantra associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava. This is a draft translation of a treasure text which explains the Vajra Guru Mantra. It was originally concealed during the time of Padmasambhava in Tibet and later rediscovered by Karma Lingpa (14th century) who brought it forth from its place of concealment and copied it down on reams of gold. It is simply known as “The Syllable by Syllable Commentary Explaining the Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra.” It begins with an invocation and then goes into a dialogue between Yeshe Tsogyal, the spiritual consort of Padmasambhava, and Padmasambhava himself.”

“The great master, Pema Jungne replied:

Oh faithful lady, what you have said is so very true. In the future, such times will befall sentient beings and both in a temporary and in a long term sense, the benefits of the Vajra Guru mantra can be definitely be felt. Since my spiritual instructions and the methods of practice that I offer are immeasurable, I have hidden a great number of treasure teachings in the water, rocks, the sky and so forth. In these evil times, even individuals with fortunate karma will find it difficult to encounter these teachings. It will be difficult to bring together the necessary circumstances for these teachings to be revealed. This is a sign that the collective merit of beings is on the wane.

However, at such times, if this essence mantra, the Vajra Guru mantra, is repeated as much as possible, a hundred times, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a hundred thousand times, a million, ten million, a hundred million times and so forth, if it is repeated in holy places, in temples, next to great rivers, in areas where gods and demons abound, if it is recited in these places by tantric practitioners with pure samaya, by people with monastic ordination who maintain their vows purely, by men and women who possess faith in the teachings, if they give rise to bodhicitta on a grand scale and recite this mantra, then the benefits and advantages and energy of such practice are truly inconceivable. This will avert all of the negative forces of disease, famine, unrest, bad harvests and all bad omens and indications in all the countries of the world, such that the rain will fall in a timely manner for the crops so there will always be a plentiful supply of water for agriculture and for human and animal life, and all regions and areas will experience prosperity and auspicious conditions.

In this life, in future lives, and in the intermediate state between death and rebirth, these individuals who practice in this way will meet with me again and again. The very best of these individuals will actually meet me in their waking consciousness. Those of middling degree of attainment will meet with me again and again in their dreams. Gradually perfecting the different paths and levels of their practice, they will attain to the ranks of the masculine and feminine holders of intrinsic awareness in my pure land in the continent of Ngayab. Have no doubt of this.

If this mantra is recited a hundred times a day, merely a hundred times a day without interruption, one will become attractive to others and will effortlessly come by food and wealth and the necessities of life.

If one recites it a thousand or ten thousand times on a daily basis, one is able to literally overwhelm others with one’s brilliance, in the sense of becoming very charismatic and influential in exerting a positive influence over others, and one will gain unhindered force of blessings and spiritual power.

If one repeats it a hundred thousand or a million times on a regular basis one will become capable of effecting an immeasurably great benefit for beings, exactly as one would wish to.

If one recites the mantra three or seven million times, one is never separate from the buddhas of the three times and one becomes inseparable from me. All the gods and demons of existence will attend to one and offer their praises.

In the most excellent cases, individuals will attain the rainbow body, and the final level of attainment in this lifetime. On a more middling level, at the moment of death, the mother and child aspects of radiant luminosity will meet. At the very least, individuals will behold my face in the bardo state and all the appearances of the bardo state will be free in their own ground such that these individuals will be reborn on the continent of Ngayab and from that vantage point, be able to accomplish an immeasurable amount of 
benefit to beings. Thus the Guru replied to Yeshe Tsogyal.

She responded by saying:

Oh great master, it is extremely kind of you to have spoken of these vast and immeasurable advantages of the spiritual energy of this mantra. For the benefit of sentient beings in the future however, a detailed explanation would be of enormous benefit, and so I would ask you to speak in a brief way about the different syllables of this mantra.

To which the great master replied:

O daughter of good family, the Vajra Guru mantra is not just my single essence mantra, it is the very essence or life force of all the deities of the four classes of tantra, of all the nine yanas, and all of the 84,000collections of dharma teachings. The essence of all of the buddhas of the three times, all of the gurus, yidams, dakas, and dakinis, dharma protectors, etc., the essence of all of these is contained and is complete within this mantra. How, you may ask, does this work? What is the reason for all these being complete with this mantra? Listen well and hold this in mind. Read it again and again. Write it out for the benefit of sentient beings, and teach 
it or demonstrate it to beings in the future.”


See the remainder of this translation at: http://www.rinpoche.com/gurumantra.html

“With such practices, you need to first have this thought before practicing: My mother sentient beings have been suffering for a very long time, life after life. I also have been the cause of much suffering myself. In order to liberate myself and all beings, I generate the mind of Enlightenment, Bodhichitta, and Shall practice the recitation of this Vajra Guru Mantra. (say this 3 times)”

Another great resource: http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/3393/bone-mala-ethical

and AWESOME http://www.buddhaofcompassion.org/benefit


Bone Malas were used in Ancient times and in Hindu texts by Wrathful Deities; like Kali, Heruka, Samantabhadra Buddha, the many forms of Dakini, and others.

Sadhana Practice of Wrathful Deities

“In the practice of Sadhana according to the highest class of Tantras, known as Mahayoga in the Nyingmapa tradition, the Sadhaka, or yoga practitioner, transforms oneself in visualization and meditation into the Yidam, or meditation deity, an archetypal form perceived with pure vision, which represents a manifestation of enlightened awareness. By thus mystically identifying oneself with this deity during the course of the meditation practice session, one may thereby come to access within oneself the powers, capacities, and wisdoms associated with that particular form of Buddha enlightenement in manifestation. By transforming oneself into the Yidam and meditating in this state, the potentialities associated with the Yidam that are latent in one’s stream of consciousness may be awakened, whereas ordinarily they are dorment and latent. Awakening into the form of the Yidam, one discovers that the deity finds itself in the sacred symmetrical space of the Mandala, which, during the meditation session, represents a temporary virtual reality, or divine dimension, for the Yidam’s enlightened activities.

Wrathful Yidams, such as Vajrakilaya, were manifested by Buddhas and other enlightened beings for the purpose of subduing and transforming negative energies. Hence their wrathful appearance, but the core of their being is compassion, their motivation is Bodhichitta or the enlighened mind, and thus their wrathful appearance is only an expression of skillful means. Much like the martial artist, their minds remain calm and clear, and their hearts totally compassionate toward the suffering of all living beings in Samsara.”