Tibetan Singing Bowl, made of brass. D: 110 mm; H: 60 mm
Singing bowls are a type of bell, rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, the singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound. In Buddhist practice, singing bowls are used as a support for meditation, trance induction and prayer. The use of singing bowls in Tibet is the subject of much debate and many stories. Some people say they were used for meditation while others say they were magical tools for transformation of self and of matter. Use the wooden end of the stick to make the bowl sing, The padded end make a divine dong.