Over the next week here on Kala’s Bohemian Blog, I’ll be highlighting some gifts that entertain, inspire and just might be the perfect stocking stuffer or extra gift that you’ve been looking for to delight that special friend or loved one in your life.
First up is The Buddha Beads Kit from The Enchanted World of Amy Zerner & Monte Farber. Packaged in a delightful box, this gift includes a 108-bead mala designed by Amy Zerner along with the companion book, Buddha Beads: Mala Mantras for Guidance, Wisdom and Serenity written by Monte Farber. You may know Amy from her Spiritual Couture collection, which is sold at Bergdorf’s in New York and for her work as an artist, illustrator and jewelry designer and her husband Monte, as a best-selling spirituality author and talented psychic.
Amy’s 30-inch mala is a rich burgundy color highlighted with turquoise beads at the end with silver buddha attachment. It can be held in the hand, worn as a necklace or wrapped around the wrist, as I’m wearing it right now. I can attest to its comfortable fit as I’ve worn the mala all day enjoying the feel of the beads wrapped around my wrist. The beads are sturdy but yielding, allowing me to type here with no problem. The mala would make a great addition to a working altar for the practicing meta-physician as well as a fun conversational piece of jewelry to wear.
He explains in the book the significance of the 108 beads in Buddhism, which are said to represent the following:
6 x 3 x 2 x 3 = 108
6 senses of a human being (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, thought)
3 times past, present and future
2 conditions of heart, mind or intention: pure/impure
3 disturbing emotional states, kleshia: like, dislike, indifference
Sold by Sterling Ethos at $19.95 and at Amazon and stores nationwide, this gift is sure to be enjoyed by college students, seniors, yoga instructors and perhaps your favorite Wall Street Banker who could use some inner peace and tranquility in the New Year.
True Confession time: I adore Amy and Monte and they have been my guests here on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show many times. (See EYS shows: Spirits of Ancestors, Soulmate Path, Enchanted Birthdays & Quantum Affirmations). They did not seek me out for this review or endorsement, but I was provided this kit by Sterling. I truly love this gift and highly recommend it as a fun, uplifting and inspiring gift for the special light-workers in your life.
May your holidays be Merry and Bright!