What is a Mala: How to use Tibetan Prayer Beads

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.