Tibetan Singing Bowl
Silent Mind ~ Tibetan Singing Bowl Set ~ Antique Design ~ With Dual Surface Mallet and Silk Cushion ~ Promotes Peace, Chakra Healing, and Mindfulness ~ Exquisite Gift
I bought this Tibetan Singing Bowl as a mutual gift for our 5th wedding anniversary. My husband and I are always toying around with the ones we see in New Age/Buddhist shops but always stop short of actually buying one—mainly because of the cost.
This bowl seemed like a good, relatively inexpensive starter bowl and after looking at the reviews and the little video posted here, I decided to order one.
What a great gift it turned out to be! My husband loves it and so do I! (Hattie is benignly tolerant, if mildly amused by all the extra noise in the house; but then she’s a cat and cats have already attained Buddhahood, so she just yawns, blinks her eyes, and goes back to sleep). What neither of us realized is that you just don’t hit the bowl against the side like a gong.
You can, of course. But an even cooler way to play it is by running the wooden thing along the outside rim. You can produce the most incredible, otherworldly sound by doing this—you kind of expect the beam of light from the alien mothership to come down through the ceiling at any moment! It’s really fantastic. The video that they send you by email shows you how to play the bowl like this, even how to hold the wooden thing (like a pencil).
They say it takes a little practice but both my husband and I got the hang of it within ten minutes. In the meantime, you can just strike it like a gong if you want. If you follow the sound until it disappears, you really do find that you become relaxed and that it’s virtually impossible to think about anything else (the laundry you have to do, the bills you have to pay, all those tiresome years wasted trying to live up to the expectations of others, etc).
The customer service is terrific. No kidding—they seem like they really *do* care whether you’re satisfied with the product, not just romancing you, and give the impression that if you weren’t satisfied they’d bend over backwards to do whatever they could to make you satisfied. In my case, I was very satisfied, so they didn’t have to do any bending at all. Anyway, I’d very much recommend this bowl to anyone who wants to give singing bowls a try. Just take a look at the rest of the reviews. I’m clearly not the only one who was very happy to have bought one.Promised Review By meeah