The Heart Sutra, which is chanted daily at the Monastery, is one of the most important texts in Mahayana Buddhism. Each bead of this mala is engraved with kanji sequentially with the text from the Heart Sutra - bead one contains the first 40 or so characters, bead two contains the next 40, etc.
Sixteen 12mm Rosewood beads + guru bead with brown elastic cord with endless knot tassel.
Approximate beaded length: 6 7/8"
See the Monastery's Liturgy for a translation of the Maha Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra