For Buddhist practitioners, a mala is a precious and meaningful sacred object.
A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. Kelsang Gyaltsen, who is very skilled in many types of Buddhist art, will give instruction on how to make malas and will help you to make one of your own. You can choose your beads from Gyaltsen’s fabulous selection or bring some of your own. He will also explain how to use a Mala to count mantras, Buddha’s sacred speech.
COST: $30– or $25 for early registration (by Dec 8), students, seniors 60+, and unemployed. $10 Members (student-level and above)
Registration: Walk-ins are welcome.
LOCATION: Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland, World Peace Temple, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21212
Kelsang Gyaltsen has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for about 18 years and is a founding member of the Center. He has done many retreats, including two three-month silent retreats at Tharpaland International Retreat Center in Scotland. Gyaltsen is also skilled in Buddhist art, having beautified and filled many images at KMC MD and other Kadampa Centers. He is admired for his sincerity and gentle, light-hearted approach to teaching, meditation and practice in daily life.