WANT TO JOIN ME IN MY NEW MEDITATION PRACTICE? Make CDC-approved cotton masks in place of using a mala as you count breaths, do mantras or say prayers. Very easy to do, and the ultimate in multi-tasking to benefit others spiritually and practically in a way that could save lives, as they are reportedly 95% effective. Handstitching works just like a mala to do mantras — or you can say prayers as you sew on a sewing machine.
Finished masks can go to friends and family, local hospitals where they are running out, and in a free basket at the local grocery for neighbors who need them. If everyone had two, they could sterilize one while wearing the other, and they'd always have a clean one. (Just soak in a water and bleach solution and hang to dry.)
Any seniors with sewing skills who are on lockdown, this would be a great project.
Download Instructions here
Get a pattern here
If you are unsure of how to do mindfulness or mantra practice while you stitch, please contact me with your questions. In my area and many others, hospitals are already in overdrive and dangerously short on masks, so I am deeply grateful to anyone who takes on this practice.
Please stay healthy! And please pass this on to friends who sew or do meditation practice.
With deep bows to The Turban Project and Deaconess Hospital in Indiana for seeding the idea.
Do this to transform personal suffering into big-time compassion.