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 www.acarts.org, 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!