|Submitted By: Clifford on 08/17/2011
Beautiful and well made neck mala with colors that reflect the natural surroundings of the monastery. The woods used in the manufacture of the beads appear to have been left unsealed which should contribute to the further burnishing and coloring of the mala as it is worn and used. The fact that this particular mala is made locally by an oblate associated with the monastery is another reason I specifically chose this one as a physical reminder of my first visit to Zen Mountain. A wonderful reminder and practice tool, I expect to use this mala for many years.