A mala is an essential tool for a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. A bodhi seed mala is recommended. In Calgary, you can visit Tibetan Trom in Eau Claire Market in the city’s downtown, to purchase a mala. The largest selection of mala available online can be found at Garuda Trading and it usually takes about a week or a week and a half for their shipments to reach Calgary from the UK.
But after this experience, she would eat anything, except meat, without consideration of good or bad, even from the hands of lepers and beggars – a sign that she had severed the attachment to food. ~ Machik’s Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chöd.