The Magic of Mala Making with Eileen Purdy
What’s a Mala?
Traditionally a mala is a sacred knotted string of 108 beads, a 'guru’ bead and a tassel. The beads are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra. Although they have spiritual origins, we’ll use them to support our secular wellness-based meditation practice. The mantra we choose and use with them will align us with key qualities that will help transform us and help us remove obstacles on our paths. By wearing a mala, it gently and beautifully reminds us to be more mindful, to be more ourselves, and to be more grounded and present as we move around in the world each day. I love wearing mine.
What: A 2.5 hour time-out to be a part of a group of like-minded women learning and practicing meditation, mindfulness and of course, making personal mala bracelets.
Where: The Farmette, Lyons CO (4121 Ute Hwy, Lyons, CO 80540)
When: Thursday, July 18th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Who: This particular workshop is for women only. To keep it intimate and not overwhelming, we are limiting it to 15 participants.
What to wear/bring: Comfy casual clothes, socks if your feet get cold without shoes, water and yoga mat (if you have one).
Cost: $125 includes the workshop and the beautiful mala bracelet you make.
What to Expect
After introductions and settling in, we'll start the evening with a brief history of meditation and malas. We’ll explore the beautiful and accessible ancient Mala Meditation practice and how to use it to be more mindful of the important stuff currently in our lives.
We’ll talk about how to create and choose your mantra. We’ll also learn how our mala meditation invites more of what we want in our lives.
Next, we'll move on to making your mala. I've chosen beautiful *beads and embroidery thread to make these bracelets and I think you’ll love yours! *The mala beads are 6mm Amazonite beads, the guru bead is a 10mm Amazonite bead and the tassel is embroidery thread. The bracelet is strung together using a stretchy thread.
Lastly, we’ll finish by choosing a special mantra and practicing it 108 times.