Singing bowls are a type of bell: when struck, the sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce a ringing tone. These sounds invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, and it is believed that meditating on the subtle sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl tunes one in to the universal sound within and without.
According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.). Today, in addition to their traditional usage for meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation, stress reduction, holistic healing, Reiki, chakra balancing, and World music.
This small hand-made bowl – 25.5cm diameter and about 12cm high – is a high quality, brass bowl with a beautiful singing tone.