Tibetan Artefacts

In Buddhist practice, bells are used as a support for meditation, trance induction and prayer. The use of bells 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.

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 the singing bowl vibrates when struck to produce the sound.

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