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Illumination Mala

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Illumination Mala

+ FREE 7 Day Guided Meditation Course $20 value

+ FREE Daily Mindfulness E-workbook $25 value

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Howlite, Labradorite, & Snowflake Obsidian

Mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum

Inspiration for this mala:

Making the commitment to grow takes immense courage and often the most profound experiences are born out of confronting the darker sides of our consciousness.

Negative and intrusive thoughts create a tremendous amount of suffering in our lives. Contemplative practices reveal the nature of thought to be nothing more than an illusion created within the mind. When thoughts inevitably arise during meditation, we are taught to turn our attention to the thought itself. Where is the thought? Can you see or touch it? These practices provide a window into the nature of consciousness. When we cast light onto the shadows of ourselves, we are able to break free from our mental shackles and eliminate unnecessary suffering.


Howlite is a unique stone believed to make a direct connection from the root chakra to the crown chakra, keeping you grounded while getting in touch with your spiritual nature. Labradorite is considered a deeply spiritual stone and is used for spiritual healing and protection against negative energy. Snowflake obsidian is used to dissolve trauma and fear while observing dark and uncomfortable sides of consciousness. The pattern on snowflake obsidian is believed to reveal patterns in our thoughts and behaviors.



Peace, Balance, Spirituality

Chakra: Crown & Root

A unique stone believed to open a portal on the opposite points of the ethereal body which connects the root chakra directly to the crown chakra. It is said to keep the user grounded while maintaining a strong connection to higher states of consciousness.



Protection, Spirituality, Intuition

Chakra: All

Considered an intensely spiritual and magical stone believed to awaken intuition, clairvoyance, and heighten communication with the spiritual realm. It is said to create an auric shield to protect one against negative energy and psychic attack. It is believed to heighten vision, awareness, and aid in spiritual healing.


Snowflake Obsidian

Grounding, Protection, Awareness

Chakra: Root & Third Eye

Believed to offer protection against fear to observe dark and uncomfortable sides of consciousness. The snowflake pattern is said to reveal self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and offer new ways of interacting with their internal and external world. restoring a deep-abiding sense of safety and reverence to bring one back to wholeness.


Bodhi Seed Guru Bead

Enlightenment and a higher level of consciousness


Each Mala of Merit includes a Bodhi seed gathered from trees in the forest of Bodh Gaya, the very same forest the Buddha attained enlightenment.


108 Beads: for mantra recitation; plus 3 marker beads to orient user position on the mala

Marker Beads: Position in a traditional Tibetan style

Stirling Silver Spacers: coated with rhodium to resist tarnishing

Hand-Knotted:for superior strength & beauty

Bead Diameter: 6mm

Hangs: 21” (+/- 1”)

Perfect Promise Guarantee

Don’t worry if you receive your order and, in that moment, you do not feel the love that went into it, it wasn’t what you expected, just don’t like the energy of it or ANY REASON AT ALL. You have 30 days for a full money back refund no questions asked. Well, we might ask a few to see how else we can help you, but you will NEVER be hassled about a refund and getting your money back we only want to see how else we can help you continue on your journey of improvement.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Carly I.

I read the description of the beautiful Illumination Mala and I felt my spirit light up. I live with a severe mental illness that often leaves me feeling as if I am controlled by my deepest, darkest and most intrusive thoughts. After meditating with my very own Illumination Mala a few times, I was so excited to feel relief from those thoughts if only for a little while. Thank you for this beautiful work and energy you are putting into the universe. My tired mind appreciates the break. I love my Illumination Mala so much, and meditating is no longer intimidating. Thanks again, y’all.

Carly, thank you so much for sharing your experience in this thoughtful and heartfelt review. I am so happy to know that you found relief even if it is only for a short while. One of my favorite teachers, Mingyur Rinpoche always says that it is about 'short moments, many times.' I wish you all the best along your journey and may all beings benefit from your practice.

With metta, Mary Lee


Amazing packaging, beautiful design and thoughtful intentions put into every aspect of this product!

Lona H.
New Customer

The quality was amazing right down to the packaging. It is beautiful! Thank you so much for this beautiful piece😊

You are most welcome, Lona! We are thrilled to hear that you are pleased with your mala. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. May all beings benefit from your practice!

With metta,
Mary Lee & Joseph


Well made and worn daily! Great markers for mediation. Will buy others!

Gordon C.
Absolutely divine!

The stones are beautiful, knots tied lovingly one by one, and it adorns my wrist or neck at all time providing insight and the will to pursue continued introspection, improvement, and acceptance. Thank You! My only request would be to increase the size options, I would love an 8 or, dare I dream, a 10 mm bead option!

Dear Gordon,

We are humbled by your kind words about our Illumination Mala. We're thrilled that it has been a source of inspiration and insight on your spiritual journey. We're delighted that you find the stones beautiful and appreciate the attention to detail in the knots.

We also appreciate your suggestion for additional size options. Our customers' feedback is essential to us, and we are always looking for ways to improve our products.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your spiritual journey. We're honored that you have chosen Mala of Merit for your spiritual needs. We promise to continue providing you with exceptional service and high-quality products that support your personal growth and well-being.

With Metta,
Mary Lee & Joseph



Yes! Like each of us, we will have flaws and never find another like us, your mala is the same…. and that’s a good thing. Our mala beads are natural and will have slight size and color variations from bead to bead, this is normal and adds character to each and every mala.We only use ethically sourced high-quality natural, never dyed, or treated semi-precious gemstones in our malas. Many of the less expensive malas you will find are using dyed or treated lower-quality beads in their malas to save on costs and make the gemstones look identical in shape and color. These may look better initially due to consistent bead color but over time the dyes and colors will leach the chemicals and fade from the gemstones.


Our malas are much more to us than just a product that can be manufactured by a machine. A mala made by us is always handmade following traditional mala-making methods. Every mala bead is strung and as each individual knot is tied locking the mala bead in place while a mantra is recited to bring love and goodwill to the new owner. This takes more time, and we are not able to make them at the same cost of a machine, we know that a Mala of Merit means more the moment you put it on and feel our love and energy that comes with it that no machine made mala can replicate.

Every part of your mala was selected not based on cost but by the impact on the environment and lives of those who helped make it in mind first and foremost. Our mala parts are sourced from multiple locations around the world. With each partner we work with that provides parts of the mala we have done everything within our power to ensure that all parts of your mala came from a reputable manufacturer that meets our high standards of ethics.

Note-With gemstones unfortunately we are not able to trace them back all the way to the mines and verify this….we spent hours trying, and to be honest almost anyone who says they have may be stretching the truth, it’s just not possible as beads will come from separate mines around the world.

Absolutely!!! The moment you partner with us and purchase a Mala of Merit, you begin helping others. We utilize the "Shop for Good" application. It automatically donates a portion from your purchase made on our store directly to the “Shop for Good” app the moment you pay.

We have elected to donate all proceeds to The Tibet Fund which is a 301c Non-Profit. If you would like to learn more about The Tibet Fund, click HERE.

We are a small company and as we grow with your help the donation will assist in providing Tibetan communities with solutions to poverty, hunger, education, cultural preservation, and other basic needs.

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Our Perfect Moment Guarantee-

We believe in helping anyone we can, and your mala is something you love and connect with that empowers you to improve with the hopes that you will continue to pay it forward and help those around you improve.

We all have ordered things online, get super excited like a kid at their birthday party, open the box and it’s not even close to what we expected, it looks nothing like what you purchased, doesn’t fit, or was not even close to being anything resembling quality.

Don’t worry if you receive your order and, in that moment, you do not feel the love that went into it, it wasn’t what you expected, just don’t like the energy of it or ANY REASON AT ALL. You have 30 days for a full money back refund no questions asked. Well, we might ask a few to see how else we can help you, but you will NEVER be hassled about a refund and getting your money back we only want to see how else we can help you continue on your journey of improvement.