Wednesday morning workshop: 28 June, Prayer beads
Prayer beads are one of the most ancient and widespread aids to prayer and meditation. All of the world's major religions (and many of the minor ones as well), use prayer beads in some form. In fact the only world religion that does not use them is Judaism.
Prayer beads come in many shapes and sizes, from small rings that fit in the pocket to giant sets with 5000 beads for all-night sittings. Attention will be focussed, among others, on the many different Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jain and Neo-pagan forms.
The workshop is divided into two. First of all a talk about the history and diversity of prayer beads based on the TRC's extensive collection of prayer beads, and after a short break a practical in which the participants have the chance to make some medieval European forms, namely a paternoster, a chaplet and a German style circlet rosary.
TRC in a nutshell
Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.
Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59
Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !