Skip to main content

About Prayer Beads

A Buddhist monk clasps a set of prayer beads with his eyes closed and his mouth moving silently. You do not need to be a monk in order to use prayer beads; in fact, you do not even have to be Buddhist. These beads are used by many religions; for example, Christian prayer beads are quite popular, usually called the rosary in the Roman Catholic tradition. These beads are important for counting prayers or mantras, when trying to count them mentally would prove to be a distraction. When one prayer or mantra is completed, the bead can simply be passed over; with much practice, this becomes automatic and almost subconscious. Whether you want Buddhist prayer beads or another style that suits your needs, you can find what you are looking for on eBay, available from many reliable sellers. If you need a structured way of praying, these beads are the perfect means to that end.