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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Singing Bowls and Tingsha Bells



  To Listen to Singing Bowls Click PlayAbove

 The above recording came from an anonymous donator to YouTube.

Singing Bowl and Tingsha Bells


Singing bowls (also known as Tibetan Singing Bowls or Himalayan singing bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs) are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound. "The sounds are characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic)" Wikipedia


 Singing bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, and personal well-being and healing. Singing bowls were made throughout Asia, especially Nepal, China and Japan. They are closely related to decorative bells made along the silk road from the Near East to Western Asia. Today they are made in Nepal, India, Japan, China and Korea.


 Listening to singing bowls is a form of meditation. You will listen piano music, classical music, nature and ocean sounds, birds singing, rain sound and all the universal ways to relax, meditate and clean the mind.  

The singing bowl that I received came from Nepal and is made of a mixture of copper and brass and delicately decorated around the rim. It has beautiful, intricate cutting and imprints in and outside of the bowl. It comes with a soft donut, silk cushion on which it rests.  You can get this marvelous bowl at http://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Singing-Bowl-Set-Meditation/dp/B00XEV4WYM/ref=pd_sim_267_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0SRZF0P16C54DG2BNQN6


                               Singing Bowl Rest



The mallet is used to raise the sound of the bowl by running the mallet around on the rim of the bowl, firmly, but gently. The mallet is made of wood. The singing bowl is a rendition of the bowls made long ago. It is one of the finest singing bowls that I have seen, felt and played and listened to.  As I listened to the tones of the bowl, I found my muscles give a relaxing quiver in the areas of my arthritis.  It was as if they responded to the sounds on their own.  I became very relaxed and comfortable and sleepy.  I am amazed, and can see this becoming part of my meditation.

TheTingsha Bells


 The Tingsha Bells or Tibetan Bells are also made of copper and brass. They are held by the cord and the metal allowed to touch each other which makes a light ringing sound. The Bells, like the bowls are used for healing, meditation, and restorative well being. They are decorative embellishments on the tops of the bell. 

 The bells are a rendition of the ancient Tingsha bells of the past. They are some of the finest bells I have ever seen. The sounds are clear, crisp and haunting. They are used to help relax the listener and indeed they do. I found myself extremely relaxed and in half sleep listening to them gently ring. You can get a set of these marvelous bells at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y81POIK?redirect=true&ref_=cfb_at_prodpg

Having the bowl and the bells are a dream come true. My son and I used to go to a store that sold items from artisans all over the world. The storekeeper showed us how to play the singing bowls and the bells. I knew then there was something very intriguing about the bells.

  I received my Singing Bowls and Tingsha Bells for free or a reduced price in exchange for this honest review. All opinions are my own.

Video from You Tube: Meditation Singing Bowls


  1. How awesome, I never had heard about either of these. You taught me something new! :)

  2. I have heard about singing bowls but never actually heard them - how awesome!!!

  3. Such a beautiful singing bowl. We have one in our house, a well. They're quite beautiful.