The Rubin Jade Mala Making Workshop
Create a strand of Burmese jade prayer beads in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. The workshop will be led by Geshe Lobsang Ngodup and bead experts from our Chelsea neighbors Beads of Paradise NYC.
Choose between four colors of jade: green, golden, brown sugar, and white. Make your color selection at the time of your ticket purchase so that your materials may be prepared. At the workshop, participants will select from a variety of spacer beads and tassels.
Participants will learn the symbolism and proper use of their own strand of 108 beads and will have the opportunity to have their new mala blessed by Lama Ngodup.
Materials are included in the price of the workshop.
Jade colors available (pictured clockwise from top left to bottom right): green, golden, white, and brown sugar red
Includes an optional gallery tour of Count Your Blessings at 6:15 p.m.
About the Instructors
Geshe Lobsang Ngodup received his Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (a private monastery of HH the Dalai Lama) in Dharamsala, India, and received his Geshe Degree (a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy) from Sera Jey Monastic University, Bylakuppe, India. He is also a graduate of Yeshiva University, New York, where he received a Master of Social Work. He has been teaching Buddhism and meditation since 1989 in the United States and India. He has worked with a number of social services in New York over the past seventeen years. He is currently the Director of Sera Jey Buddhist Culture Center in New York.
Beads of Paradise NYC, founded in the 1980s in the East Village as a purveyor of African beads, has been bringing art and antiquities from all over the world to New York City for three decades. Now located in the historic Flatiron district, their diverse selection now includes South and South East Asian Art as well as vintage beads and ethnographic jewelry from multiple continents, prayer beads and Buddhist and Hindu religious artifacts, as well as their own line of contemporary semiprecious-stone jewelry and repair services.