Amanda Jaten & MeraKalpa
Welcome! I'm Amanda, the creator of MeraKalpa Malas.
When I began making Mala necklaces over 4 years ago I found that it was difficult to find high quality materials and instructions. I have created many custom malas for clients but I wanted a way to help my clients take part in this special practice for themselves...and make their own mala with their love and intentions!
I created MeraKalpa Mala Kits with the intention of sharing my experience and supplies so that anyone can make their own special, high quality Mala Beads. I have created videos showing each step, so that the process would be fun and easy to follow.
"MeraKalpa" is a blend of 2 words: Meraki, and Sankalapa... which I thought best expressed the practice of mala making. "Meraki" is of greek origin and it means to do something with soul, love, creativity; to put something of yourself into your work. "Sankalpa" is a beautiful Sanskrit word to describe an intention which honors the deeper meaning of our lives. Together, they make "MeraKalpa".
Today, MeraKalpa Mala kits are made and shipped through a parternship with the nonprofit, Beacon Group, in Tucson AZ. Beacon Group provides opportunities for people with disabilities. Our work together, with your support is enriching lives!
On a personal note... MeraKalpa Malas is my "Sankalpa". After 10+ years as a professional in the corporate world, I chose to follow my heart and pursue a life of meaning and intention with MeraKalpa Malas. All materials are thoughtfully sourced and assembled with compassion. Whether you are giving a MeraKalpa Mala kit as a gift to a loved one, or seeking a mala kit for your own personal development and enjoyment, I hope you find something that inspires you and encourages you to find your "Sankalpa".