Part 5 of 5 of video on how to make a mala – Tibetan Prayer Beads. By Darren Littlejohn, author of the 12-Step Buddhist.
How to make a mala – Tibetan prayer beads. Tying the tassel.
How to add beads and spacers, tips on using a mala. General advice on how to handle Dharma items.
One of the challenges of integrating recovery from addiction and Buddhism is the mention of ritual practices. I’ve met many a few self-proclaimed recovering Catholics in 12-Step recovery over the years. The last thing they want to be told is that they have to sing this, chant that, prostrate here or kneel there. Many of us have had traumatizing childhood experiences at the hands of religious funamentalists who talked a lot better than they walked.