Singing Bowls of Tibet
Songs of the Soul
- Tibetan Singing Bowls
- are often seen in Buddhist
- centers and retreats, but you may have seen one during a yoga class, at a musical event, or even at a friends home. The heavy, beautiful bowls are more than gorgeous decoration or a musical instrument - they produce sounds of calm, peace and healing!
Origin of the Tibetan Singing Bowl
Hand-hammered Sacred Objects of Tibet
- The singing bowl originated in Tibet, deep in the mountains of the Himalayas. They have quite an array of sizes and shapes to produce different sounds.Unfortunately, after the Chinese occupation of Tibet in the 1950s most of the information and rituals of the singing bowls has been lost.
- Singing bowls are produced in two factories in Derge where the metal is hand-hammered into the proper shape. "Singing bowls are unique because they are multiphonic instruments, producing multiple harmonic overtones at the same time." The multi-tones are due to the bowls being made up of an alloy of metals consisting of 5 to 12 different metals.
- "Legends state that one of these metals is meteorite iron. It has been hypothesized that this use of meteorite iron may be one of the reasons why Tibetan bowls have such amazing sounds."
Silver Tibetan Buddhist Singing Bowl
Tibetan Buddhist Silver 10 Inch Buddha Singing Bowl - $ 215.00
This Tibetan Buddhist 10 inch singing bowl is made from 7 metals. This singing bowl has the Amitahba Buddha engraved on the inside, and the eight auspicious signs are engraved around the outside. This singing bowl is 10 inches wide at its thickest point, and 4 inches tall. The tone of this singing bowl is very low and deep, because the bowl is so large. This Tibetan Buddhist singing bowl was handmade in Nepal.
The singing bowl comes with a stand and a mallet that is used either to strike the bowl for a bell tone or run along the exterior of the bowl for a soothing, constant hum.
• Used during rituals and and pujas (such as the Tibetan ritual of Bon)
• Used during daily meditation practice
• Used for healing the body and energy
• Used to signal the beginning and end of a meditation, Reiki or yoga class
• Used for relaxation purposes and to gently fall asleep
Picture From Tibetan Singing Bowl School
The Power of Sound
The Transformative Ability of Vibrational Frequencies
- Mantra chanting, chimes, gongs, and singing bowls have all been used for their healing and transformative affects, but how can sound transform an aspect on my life? Vibration. Not a single object around us is actually "still," everything is alive with its own vibratory frequency. Sound waves, which are also vibrations, permeate everything within range. Just like the waves from this tuning fork expand further away from the fork. The waves of the sound touches the subtle vibration wave of your cells and produces a combined effect. The interaction between sound, our bodies, energy fields, and everything around us produces change even it is very subtle. Have you listened to a beautiful piece of music and wept? Has your favorite upbeat music made you want to get up and move? Often I hear music that seems to touch the deepest core of me. It is all the vibration of sound.
- Singing bowls are designed to produce a sound that creates a certain reaction in the cells of the body and its energy flow (Shakti / Prana). Different bowls produce a unique sound and effect. This is why singing bowls are used for healing and in meditation to calm the mind.
Melodies of Tibetan Bowls - Watch the Technique of Playing the Singing Bowls!
Om Box Singing Bowl Gift Set
Tibetan Om Symbol Leather Box and 6 Inch Hand-Hammered Singing Bowl Gift Set - $ 119.00
This lovely gift set comes with a 6 inch hand-hammered singing bowl, a mallet, and it is inside a beautiful leather box made especially for us. There is an om symbol on the front of this leather box, and there are flowers decorating the outside of this box. The box is made from elm wood and covered in leather. The leather box is 5 inches tall, 7.75 inches wide, and 7.75 inches in depth. There is a beaufitul clasp on the front of this leather box. This leather box was handmade and hand-painted in China, and the singing bowl was handmade in Nepal. This gift set makes the perfect gift for someone special. This box is large enough to hold a cushion, leather mallet, or a singing bowl stand from the singing bowl accessories section as well if you would like to include those items.
Himalayan Singing Bowl References - Discover More Information Regarding the Ritual Bowls of Tibet
- Using Tibetan Singing Bowls For Help In Healing
Tibetan Llamas have been using singing bowls for thousands of years. However singing bowls have always been considered sacred and therefore their existence was mostly kept secret until the Chinese invaded Tibet in the 1950's.
- The Tibetan Bowl School
The Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School operated by Sound Energy Healing in association with Sacred Sound Workshops is an organization dedicated to the research, awareness of and training in the uses of the Tibetan Sacred Sound Instruments (singing bow
Deep, Rich Blue Tibetan Bowl
Tibetan Singing Bowl- Blue 8.5 Inches - $ 124.99
This Blue 8.5 Inch Tibetan singing bowl is made from 7 metals. This singing bowl is 8.5 inches wide at it's thickest point, and 3.5 inches tall. The Tibetan Buddhist mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum," is painted in gold around the outside of this singing bowl, and there is a double dorje symbol on the inside of the bowl. The singing bowl stand shown here is available for purchase in our singing bowl accessories section, and the striker is included. This Tibetan Buddhist blue singing bowl was handmade in Nepal.
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Lucky Symbols Peace Singing Bowl
Relaxing Heavy Tibetan Buddhist Meditation 8 Lucky Symbols Peace Singing Bowl. This is an absolutely gorgeous bowl with Great relaxing Sound. Hand Etched 8 Lucky Symbols on the Face, DOUBLE DORJI (Wisdom And Wealth) Inside and THIRD EYE (Remover Of Obstacles) Bottom of the bowl. Price includes 1 wooden stand and 1 mallet. Size: 4" Diameter and 2.25" in Depth Weight: 300 Grams RETAILS: OVER $90.