I am happy to announce that “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using your Own Prayer Mala” will be available next week on a custom USB drive and includes all the content from the workshop as well as bonus videos and handouts. It will include a simple wood mala kit that has everything you need to make your own Prayer Mala including the tassel as you follow along with the video and and work instructions. To learn more about “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using your Own Prayer Mala”, watch this short 3 1/2 minute video.
On Sunday, December 9th, my workshop “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Your Own Prayer Mala” is coming to the Teen Group at the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, CA from 1pm to 4pm. Come and learn about how beads are used all over the world for different spiritual practices. If you are 13 to 18 and have been looking for a group that accepts you just as you are, no matter what faith tradition you practice and you would like to learn how to make your own Prayer Mala, call the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa before 12/5, and ask for Susan Robinson to let her know you would like to attend @ 707-546-4543.
You can also watch this short video on what to expect at the workshop.
Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using your own Prayer Mala workshop, is coming Saturday, October 13th, 2018 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 to learn how to make and use your own Prayer Mala. We will go over simple beading techniques including tassel making. We will learn about 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 at the event. You can bring your own beads as well.
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I woke up one morning this past week with this mantra chanting in the back of my mind. I grabbed my mala and joined in. It is a good mantra for health and healing. I am sending this out to everyone. May Health and Healing be evident in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. We are a reflection of Divine Perfection! Namaste.
Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha
Laughing Cat Films – Louis Ekrem Studios just completed the video trailer for my Prayer Mala workshop called “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Your Own Prayer Mala.” If you have ever thought about taking the workshop, or wanted to know more about it, click on the link below. 🕉
Strung with Love Video Trailer
Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using Prayer Malas is coming to Oakland Center for Spiritual Living on Sunday, July 30th from 1pm to 4pm. In this workshop you will learn the some of the history and background behind prayer malas and how to make your own mala to enhance your spiritual practice. See below for price, location and phone number to reserve your spot. Mala kits will be sold at the workshop.
Do you have a mala that needs to be repaired? This mala, purchased elsewhere, was sent to me for repair. It was missing 4 beads and I was able to provide an alternative including a new tassel.
The mala took on a new look. The next step is to make the tassel. The tassel is also where the main knot hides to secure all the beads. When repairing a mala, I assure that it is “strung with love” and it is returned in a condition that honors the practice for which the mala is used.
The completion of a mala. The tassel is important as it is equated to enlightenment. It is the gathering of chanted mantras, where vibration and bliss resonate. A perfect ending for a Summer Solstice evening… Strung with Love!
Let me know if you have a mala that needs to be Restrung with Love. Cost does vary depending on time and materials.
Just as in life as we may be taking a supplement or medication, and later our body changes, their effectiveness may lack. So, too, in our meditation practice. I use my mala to chant mantras, but recently, I have changed up my practice.
I truly was lead by my Higher Divine Self to try something new. I knew I wanted more from my practice. This change has brought awareness to areas that have needed light and healing. Some of you may know that I use Insight Timer as a mediation tool. It is an app that you can download and customize to your needs. I mostly was using it as a timer w/ an ambient sound in the background as I meditated or chanted and it would let me know when my time had been reached. I switched to guided meditations, that are also available on Insight Timer, that use specific chants to open chakras and bring healing and clarity.
What a concept! Change your meditation as you would change or fine tune your medication and watch how we dial in to Spirit; awakening and fine tuning ourselves to something that was never really out of reach.
If you use Insight Timer, click on the “Guided” button and search on chakras. I am specifically working with Davidji’s meditations on the app as he integrates guided mediation, imagery, and chanting.
Changing it up,
Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using PrayerMalas – Video Project.
The second free workshop is Saturday, March 25th. It is limited to about 6 participants. You only pay for the materials which allows you to create your own mala (approx. $10 – $20). Please reply here or or call 707-696-1117 to reserve your spot! I am grateful for this opportunity to share this venture with you all.
Times and Dates have been added.
PrayerMalas is collaborating with Laughing Cat Films in Santa Rosa in a creative endeavor to bring “Strung with Love: The Art of Making and Using PrayerMalas” to Video.
I will be offering two my PrayerMala Workshops locally on Saturday, February 11th and Saturday, March 25th. Both workshops start at 11am and are 3 hours in duration. Please email me at email@example.com to let me know which one you can attend. Space is limited to 6 participants. Attendees will be asked to share their thoughts and experiences during or after the workshop on video. It doesn’t matter if you attended my workshops in the past. Repeats are welcomed! The workshop will be free except for the cost of the materials. Let me know if you are interested.