Mystery Tibet Singing Bowl(FJ010025)

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  • Sold Date: Jan 31, 2007
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Mystery Tibet Singing Bowl(FJ010025)

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This is a beautiful cupronickel Tibetan Eight Auspicious Symbols singing bowl which for its size has a great sound. Sits very comfortably in the palm of your hand. The cupronickel bowl comes with a buddha head wooden stick that is rubbed around the outside to make the mysterious "singing" sound, or tapped against the outside to give a long serene tone. It is wonderful for meditation

Meaning of Tibetan Eight Auspicious Symbols

Images of the Tibetan Buddhist eight ancient spiritual symbol of protection , Ashta-Magala ( Sanskrit). These are both popular charms to both lamas and the Tibetan laity. The qualities of the Buddha are traditionally represented by these eight auspicious symbols. They were offered to the Buddha Shkyamuni at the time of his birth. The eight auspicious symbols also commemorate the gifts offered by celestial beings to Buddha Shakyamuni after his attainment of enlightenment. The two fish, gser nya (Tibetan), symbolize being rescued from the ocean of suffering. The white parasol protects one from evil desires. Sankha, the while conch shell found at the top of the amulet symbolizes the true or "right-hand" proclamation of the Buddhadharma. . The Dhavaja, the victory banner signifies the victory of Buddhism. Srivatsa, the knot of eternity, symbolizes the endless cycle of rebirth. Kalasa, the vase is the treasury of all spiritual wealth. Padma, the lotus which is fou

Meaning of the bowls

Vibration is the most essential characteristic of singing bowls. Vibration is life, and it adds life. The deeper meaning has something to do with the sound of HUM, which permeates the space, according to the Tibetan tradition. The sound of a Tibetan singing bowl is like HUM, natural, harmonious and deep. The bowls contain seven metals, one for each planet of the Tibetan astrology. Gold represents the Sun, silver the moon, copper Venus, tin Jupiter, etc. Each component is a part of the purifying effect of the bowl, which is important in feng shui also. The portions are different in every bowl, and not all the bowls contain all the 7 metals. Quite little is known about the origin of the singing bowls. It seems likely, that shamans started to use them in Tibet over 1000 years ago. The process of making them, as well as the methods of using them were a well kept secret. Western people are starting to find these secrets by experimenting with the bowls in the areas of healing, meditation, music and purifying negative impulses


How to make a Tibetan singing bowl to sing?

The most interesting way of making a bowl to sing is rubbing its brim with a hard wooden stick. The bowl is kept on a palm of a hand, fingers not pressing the bowl, so that the bowl resonates freely. The other hand holds the stick like a pen, and pressing it against the brim, turns it around the bowl with a continuous movement. After a few rounds the sound gradually fades in from somew and fills the room. Usually t are more than one distinct voices in a bowl fading in and out in turns. If the bowl doesn't start singing, are a few tips.

Be sure that you are not extinguishing the sound by pressing the bowl with your fingers.

Try to find the right speed and pressure. >

Start turning with a tap, but after the tap, don't let the stick come off the brim even for a short moment, but continue with a steady movement.

Be sure that the stick doesn't come off the brim even for a short moment.

Think "It sings".

Feel the vibration in your hand.

With large bowls it may be more convenient to take the stick back-and-forth along the brim, instead of turning it around. On many occasions, the best way to play a tibetan bowl is just by tapping it with a stick or a finger. Soft heavy sticks produce quite different sounds than hard sticks. Also, different parts of the bowl all produce their unique resonance and s...