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The Zen Alarm Clock - for peaceful progressive awakening

Updated on October 20, 2011

The Zen Alarm Clock for Progressive Awakening

A Zen alarm clock is designed to wake you peacefully from even a deep slumber. Wake up to the soothing sounds of Tibetan chimes. A genuine Zen alarm clock is also decoratively styled to suit your decor. The original and best Zen alarm clocks are produced by the Now & Zen Company of Boulder Colorado.

How Does a Zen Alarm Clock Work

A Zen alarm clock uses the sounds of Tibetan chimes to wake you from even a deep sleep. The chimes resonate for up to 30 seconds and increase in frequency based on a golden ratio progression. Each chime becomes progressively louder. The chimes sound over a 10 minute period after which the clock will chime every 5 seconds until turned off.

The clock can also be used for yoga or meditation practices. Because dreams can occur just before waking, the clock is also useful for dream work by triggering dreams at other periods during the night.

The Psychology of Zen

"Gradual awakening means that change and healing happen gradually as a result of the accumulation of causes. This is more the common way that healing is understood to occur. As a result of doing this and that a person gradually gets better." Reginald Pawle

Main Features of Real Zen Alarm Clocks

  • Wake to Tibetan style chimes
  • Chimes follow golden ratio progession
  • You wake gradually and peacefully
  • Begin your day with grace
  • Ideal for yoga, dream work or meditation too
  • Attractive styling adds to decor

Where Do You Find Zen Alarm Clocks?

Gaiam Digital Zen Alarm Clock, Bamboo
Gaiam Digital Zen Alarm Clock, Bamboo

Wake to the gentle Tibetan bell-like chimes of our best-selling digital zen alarm clock and start your day more renewed and refreshed. Use the countdown as a meditation clock or timer for your yoga practice. Used as an alarm clock, its gradually-increasing chime progression sequence begins your day with grace and beauty. As a timing device the Digital Zen Clock's acoustic chime is unsurpassed for yoga, meditation, bodywork, or any practice.


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      naomi 3 years ago

      No one yet has mentioned the mechanism by which the chime is struck. How is it done? Do we hear the workings of the timer? Something has to move in order for a chime to be struck.

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I have one of these. It has changed my mornings. What a relief not to be jolted awake anymore. I highly, highly recommend getting one.

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      AlexandraHubbard 6 years ago

      Yes please. This i exactly what I need in my life.

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      CozyKitty 6 years ago

      Sounds like a lovely way to wake up, even for a non-morning person! ...


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      SandyPeaks 7 years ago

      What a novel idea for an alarm clock! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      WritingforYourW 7 years ago

      Sounds neat--I hadn't heard of zen alarm clocks before though I've seen the daylight ones that gradually brighten up the room for ya.

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      AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

      I have one of these and it is a very gentle way to wake up in the morning. It gives you a great start to the day!

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      koolmom lm 9 years ago

      Very interesting. I didn't know that you could combine zen, and clocks.