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Calm Your Mind in Connie Mooney’s Meditation Bead Workshops

Connie Mooney displayed some of her Mala Beads at Arlington Open Studios, October 2011

If you’ve ever felt like you could use a little more peace and serenity in your life (and who couldn’t?!) join Arlington jeweler and yoga teacher Connie Mooney in a Meditation Bead workshop at the Arlington Center for the Arts. Meditation or “Mala” Beads can be used as a tool to help you quiet and focus your mind in a personal meditation practice.

In this fun workshop you will create your own mala to wear as a necklace, bracelet or given as a gift to someone in your life who could use a bit of peace and serenity. History of the Mala beads will be included as well as a short meditation practice.

Teen Workshop (for ages 13-16) Saturday, November 12, 3:00-5:00pm

Adult Workshop (18+) Friday, November 18, from 7:00-9:00pm.

Workshop tuition is $40, plus a $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Sign up at, or call (781) 648-6220.

Some of Connie’s Mala Bead Creations:

Did you Know? Traditional Malas, according to Connie, are made with 108 beads as it is a significant number in many Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. It is said that Hindu deities have 108 names and recital of these names, accompanied by the counting of a 108-beaded mala is considered sacred. Hope to see you at the Workshop!

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