Tibetan Spirit Artisan sacred items are widely used for ritual and ceremony. They are widely used in meditation, to celebrate and honour. We stock a small collection of items that is growing. Buddhist prayer beads, or malas, are used to count mantras and prayer repetitions. A full-length mala consists of 108 beads (and often plus 3 extra spacer-beads), while shorter wrist malas may have between 18 to 27 beads. Prayer flags vary from chakra flag sets to mountain spirits and different types of mantras.