Strung with Love: Prayer Mala Workshop, Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, CA 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Come together with others learn how to make your own Prayer Mala. We will go over simple beading techniques including tassel making, learn of the sacred histories of other faith traditions and how they use beads for meditation and prayer. We will end the class, with a mantra using our newly made Prayer Mala. No prior beading experience is needed; only your desire to be creative. Cost: $30 per person and mala bead kits are available for purchase. You can bring your own beads as well.
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More about Sue and Prayer Malas:
I began using and making Prayer Malas when I was taking a class called Spiritual Practices for Daily Living. It was also a time when I needed to become more focused in my meditation and prayer. I studied various forms of meditation and when I was introduced to mala beads, I felt like a spiritual door had opened and I moved deeper into my own prayer practice. With a prayer mala, one can stay focused in reciting various mantras. The hands are just slightly engaged providing, a place to release energy and allowing the mind to relax.
According to the Ram Dass in his book called Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook, “You pass the beads across your fingers, bead by bead, with each repetition of the mantra. If your mind wanders, the activity of the hand or the touch of the bead will remind you of the mantra. The rhythm becomes more compelling, the experience more total as your body works in harmony with the mind.”
Would you like to have a few friends come over to your house for a Prayer Mala party? Individual and small group Prayer Mala workshops are available. Creativity shared with friends is a wonderful way to spend time together. In 3 hours you learn the history of the Prayer Mala, learn how to make your own mala with basic beading techniques, learn how to make a tassel, share and finish our time with a chant on our newly made Prayer Malas. All you have to do is provide the space (flat surface table) for 1 to 6 people. Price per person is $30 plus the cost of the beads. Bead Kits are available for purchase or you can bring your own. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 707.696.1117
One Bead at a Time,