Tibetan Mala ('Tha-nga') prayer beads are used to count the number of times a mantra is recited and is a part of one's meditation and spiritual practice. Tibetan Buddhists typically have 108 beads as this is an auspicious and very important number. Malas can be made from a range of materials including woods, stones and other natural material. Tibet Shop Sydney's malas have been specially restrung for extra durability. View our Mala collection here.