Our COVID-19 Update and Response

protection prayer

At Japa Mala Beads, we pray that you are surrounded by protection, comfort, and ease as the world continues to respond and react to the COVID-19 epidemic. In these challenging and turbulent times, a regular meditation practice can be a tremendous help to calm and ground one’s worries and anxiety as well as to protect yourself from harm. We wanted …

The 12 Best Gemstones to Boost Your Immune System

Immune System Boosting Gemstones

Gemstones are more than just beautiful rocks to hold and admire–they have been used for thousands of years for their metaphysical and healing properties. Among these healing powers, crystals and stones can a great way to boost your immune system to stay in the best health possible. There are twelve gemstones that are often carved into beads that can be …

What Do the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism Mean?

Auspicious Buddhist Symbols

The Ashtamangala is a collection of eight ancient and sacred symbols used in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Originally, the eight auspicious symbols were used in India at ceremonies. In Buddhism, it is told that the eight symbols were sacred offerings given by the gods to the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. These symbols are used as teaching tools …

The 8 Best Crystals & Gemstones for Love

Crystals & Gemstones for Love

Receiving and giving love is a foundational facet of our lives. The emotion of love can often feel fleeting and can easily be damaged. You may be recovering from heartbreak and need to remember how to love again. You may be looking to attract romantic love, practice self-love, deepen your current relationship, or simply be more open-hearted to all those …


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