Singing bowls have been used in religious and shamanic practices for well over 1500 years and have been associated with Tibetan Buddhism since the 8th century A.D. A singing bowl is played by resting the bowl on the flat of the hand and rotating the stick around the outside rim of the bowl. This produces a vibration that creates a hum, which is the essence of the bowl. This natural and harmonious sound emitted by singing bowls is used to invoke a state of deep relaxation, which assists-meditation, the ultimate goal of which is enlightenment. They are a vital aid to meditation and are found in Buddhist monasteries and temples around the world.
In recent years singing bowls have been used in holistic healing, chakra healing, sound therapy, reiki, feng shui, and many other areas related to purifying negative impulses and relieving stress. Musicians have also discovered the beauty of singing bowls and now they can be heard in all kinds of music, ranging from rock music to relaxation music.
Om Mani Padme Hum is a six-syllabled mantra which means "Praise to the jewel in the lotus". The sound OM assists in eliminating arrogance and cultivating kindness. The second word, Mani meaning jewel, dissolves jealousy and the word, Padme, means lotus and represents wisdom. Lastly, Hum dissolves aggression and hatred. Simply viewing the mantra is believed to invoke the same effect as reciting it, which is believed to remove the mud and dirt of the mind for a pure and wise inner self, similar to the lotus itself.
Diameter: approx. 15 cm
Weight: approx. 625 grams
Height: approx. 8 cm
Outer Rim thickness: approx. 4 mm
Made in Nepal
Note: 1 Striker, 1 flat Cushion and a 7 Chakra Carry Box is included in the price.