Tibetan Buddhist Singing Bowl with buddha carvings inside, Tibetan prayer OM Ma Ni Pad Me Hoon outside and buddha eye on the base
Singing bowls (also known as 'Himalayan bowls' or 'rin gongs' in Japan) are a type of musical instrument classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, standing bells sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound. Singing bowls were traditionally used throughout Asia as part of Buddhist meditation practice. Today they are used worldwide for meditation, relaxation, healthcare, personal well-being and religious practice.
Singing bowls were historically made in Tibet, Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Japan and Korea. Today they are made in Nepal, India, Japan and Korea. The best known type are from the Himalayan region and are often called "Tibetan singing bowls."
Measuring 6 1/4" in diameter, 3" in depth, this 7-metal singing bowl can serve as a meditation device or a musical instrument. This bowl features buddha carvings inside, Tibetan letter that reads OM MA NI PED ME HOON for peace and compassion outside and buddha eyes on the base. It has an enchanting multi-layered tone that lasts more than 30 seconds! Comes with a wooden striker. Hand-hammered by Tibetan artisans.
Tips for 'singing' a Tibetan Singing Bowl
Keep the Tibetan singing bowl in the palm of your hand while rubbing the rim of the bowl with the stick in a circular motion.
Each bowl will have a different speed and pressure you need to exert to make it sing.
Keep the pressure constant as you 'sing' the bowl
Feel the vibrations in your hand and don't dampen the vibrations with your fingers. Many people use singing bowls for meditation by simply tapping the bowl with the striker and letting the bowl ring. The clear tone of the bowl can aid in concentration. Hand hammered bowls sing and 'gong' with different tones, the bowl may sing with many different tones and harmonics.