This guru bead is made from brass. The Buddhist mantra, om mani padme hum, is carved around the outside of the bead. This mantra means, 'hail to the jewel in the lotus.' This guru bead is 20 mm wide and 35.5 mm tall and the hole is 3 mm wide. This guru bead can be placed on a 108 bead mala or a wrist mala.