Amanda Jaten & MeraKalpa
Welcome! I'm Amanda, the creator of MeraKalpa Malas.
When I began making Mala necklaces over 2 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".
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. I am supported by my loving family and customers who are helping me fulfill my dream and purpose! Each Mala Kit is blessed with my love and intention for its future owner. 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".