Tibetan Singing Bowls For Beginners [Buying, Choosing, Using]

In this guide to Tibetan singing bowls for beginners you’ll learn how to choose, buy, how to use a singing bowl for meditation, and the best singing bowls for sale online. We’ll look at Buddhist, Chakra, and antique sets, and the differences between them. And my buying guide will help you choose one. 

As a meditation teacher I have taught many people how to use Tibetan Singing Bowls for meditation. They are one of the best tools for meditation. And they can have a powerful effect on your mind. Plus, they make for some of the best meditation music.

Here’s what we will be looking at in this guide:

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And you might like to read my guide to buying a gong too.


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What is a Tibetan Singing Bowl?


Tibetan Singing Bowls (sometimes called Buddhist bells or prayer bowls) are instruments used in meditation. They are a type of standing bell in the shape of a bowl. You hold them by hand and play them with a mallet (usually). This produces a beautiful sound that is proven to have beneficial effects on the mind and body [1]. You can also use 7 chakra singing bowls to open your chakra. I will show you how to use Tibetan singing bowls for healing the chakras in just a moment.

One of the big benefits of Tibetan singing bowls for beginners is that they are serenely relaxing. They also offer any health benefits. The best Tibetan singing bowls can help you open your chakras and heal your mind and body.

When you listen to or play these instruments, your brain changes structurally, and your mind heals emotionally and spiritually. That’s why monks have been using them for more than 3000 years.

Today you can even have healing massages done at health spas where they put one on your skin and the vibrations heal the body.

 

Best Tibetan Singing Bowls – Buying Guide

Let me show you the best singing bowls for sale online. As a meditation teacher, I often buy singing bowls online, so I know what’s good and what isn’t.

I’ve divided the ones below by price point so you can easily choose the best one for you, and further down I have explained how to choose a singing bowl to buy online or near you. 

I will say this though: price does have a huge effect on quality. If you want a good big one, it won’t be cheap. Many people want to buy singing bowls on a budget, which is understandable. However, I think you will see for yourself that it is a worthwhile investment once you start healing! 

I’ve only included four options in this Tibetan Singing Bowl Buying Guide. So, it will be easy to choose. If you just want a cheap one, go with the first one. For healing [see: How to Use A Singing Bowl For Healing, below], I recommend you buy a 7 chakra singing bowl set made of crystal.  

 

1. Best Singing Bowl for Cheap

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If you’re looking to buy cheap singing bowls online, I recommend this one, the Ohm Store Tibetan Meditation Yoga Singing Bowl Set. It’s cheap but good. Best for beginners. 

There’s a lot I like about this little one. Best of all is the fact that it looks good for such a cheap bowl. And it sounds great too.

The frequency is 552 HZ, D-flat. And it’s been tested with the water technique and does indeed make water ripple and jump.

Made of brass and without seams, this cheap Tibetan bell produces a good sound quality. And at the price range it is highly affordable. Of course, this is just one Tibetan bell, it isn’t a complete set, so it does not activate all chakras (for that, I recommend you choose the crystal chakra singing bowl set below).

Nevertheless, this is definitely one of the best Tibetan singing bowls for sale online.

2. Best 7 Chakra Singing Bowl Set (Metal) ($$$)

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For the best 7 chakra singing bowl set I highly recommend you take a look at TheMelMart’s 7 chakra singing bowl set.

This 7 chakra singing bowl set is available in different sizes:4 inches, 4.5 inches, 5 inches, 5.5 inches, 6 inches, and 7.5 inches. The set comes with a 7-ring cushion and 7-pieces wooden mallet, plus 1 or 2 drumsticks. This Himalayan Nepal singing bowl comes wholesale from an authentic manufacturer.

Both the look and sound of these ones is authentic. And they produce a fantastic audio range to open the chakras.

 

3. The Best Crystal 7 Chakra Singing Bowl Set ($$$$)

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If you are looking for the best singing bowls online, you will definitely want to take a look at this one.

TopFund’s quartz crystal singing bowls are the best (and as a meditation teacher I have seen a lot of different ones!) These crystal chakra bells look and sound beautiful. And they are the best Tibetan singing bowls for chakra-opening.

I love the way these ones look too. They have a beautiful, icy clean look to them. They make wonderful little decoration pieces for your home, especially if you have a meditation room.

These are made from 99.9% pure quartz and create a deep, resonant sound.

The reason why I personally rate these as the best chakra singing bowl set is that they make the perfect sound for opening chakras and they look beautiful. Plus, you can choose your size. The retailer has options for 8-10 inches up to 8-20 inches. It comes with a rubber base to sit it on, and a rubber mallet.

For me, this is the best singing bowl set online without breaking the bank.

 

4.  Best Chakra Singing Bowls For Healing ($$$$$)

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Of all the choices in this Tibetan singing bowl buying guide, this is the very best one (for sale online anywhere in my opinion). It is a beautiful piece that is perfect for sound healing. It is made from frosted quartz. These differ from traditional Tibetan bells, which tend to be made of metal. The argument is that because the human body is made predominantly of water, it is predisposed to respond to crystal more than metal (the human body has comparatively little metal).

If you want to use singing bowl meditations for healing you should buy a crystal singing bowl made of 99% pure quartz and are finely tuned to the frequencies of the seven chakras.

CVNC Energy Bowls’ Chakra Tuned Set Of 7 Frosted Quartz Bowls, pictured above, is a fantastic piece that makes an excellent addition to anyone’s collection.

 

Why Use 7 Chakra Singing Bowl Sets?

I included several Chakra singing bowls in the buying guide above. 

Why are chakra ones such a good choice? 

“7 Chakra singing bowl sets” have existed for thousands of years, ever since around 2500BC. Today they’re everywhere, from your local Buddhist temple to your yoga studio—and maybe even at home if you have bought one using our Tibetan singing bowl buying guide.

You’ve probably listened to a 7-chakra singing bowl set during yoga when you meditate in Savasana. Or you may have done Tibetan singing bowl meditations for chakra healing if you take classes at a studio, in which case you probably used one of these dets. Today you can even see these sets at health spas, hospitals, churches and in therapy sessions.

Did you know that just by using singing bowls for meditation you can activate and balance all seven chakras? [READ: How to Meditate With A Singing Bowl, below]. 

The chakras are wheels through which energy (prana) flows. The word itself literally means “wheel”. It’s a concept that has been around for 2600 years and was first found in the classical spiritual text the Upanishads.

The chakras exist along the spine from the pelvis up to the crown of the head, and they’re vital to our wellbeing. That’s why so many of THE DAILY MEDITAITON’s readers have been using our Chakra Meditation Tutorial (link is above).

When one chakra is out of balance it can cause big issues for our physical and mental health. I found this out for myself in 2010, when a problem with my root chakra caused an extreme stress reaction and led me through personal hell (thankfully I was able to recover naturally using spiritual practices, including using chakra singing bowls for healing).

When your chakras are out of balance, you’ll experience all manner of problems—the specific problem you encounter will depend on the chakra that is out of balance.

Thankfully, we can use Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation to open the chakras and balance them.

Chakra Singing Bowl Benefits

As you may know, there are seven chakras:

  • Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
  • Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
  • Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata)
  • Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
  • Sacral Chakra (Swadhishtana)
  • Root Chakra (Muladhara)

We can balance the seven chakras by meditating. But perhaps a better and more enjoyable way to balance the seven chakras is by using singing bowls for meditation.

Chakra singing bowl sets contain a bowl for each chakra. This is important because each chakra responds to a different frequency of sound. Hence why each one produces different frequencies.

Root chakra singing bowls:  UT – 396 Hz  

Sacral chakra:  RE – 417 Hz  

Solar plexus chakra: MI – 528 Hz  

Heart chakra singing bowls: FA – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships (the 4th Chakra)

Throat chakra: SOL – 741 Hz  

Third eye chakra: LA – 852 Hz  

Crown chakra singing bowls: 963 Hz

By producing the specific frequency for each chakra, singing bowl sets balance the seven chakras, healing the mind and body.

Crystal Vs Metal Singing Bowls – Which to Buy

Today, many people argue that if you’re looking for the best singing bowls to buy online, grab a crystal set.   

Traditionally, however, Tibetan bells were metal.

So, who wins in a crystal VS metal singing bowl contest?

The argument is that the sounds of traditional metal ones do not penetrate the body to the same extent as crystal ones because the human body is made mostly of water, not metal. Therefore, we naturally respond to the sound of crystal ones because our bodies are crystalline.

In the Tibetan singing bowl buying guide, above, I mentioned that quartz ones are the best for healing. There is a good reason for this. 

Quartz is also known to be a highly conductive transmitter. After all, it’s the same material that is used in a lot of computers and other tech, specifically because it transmits electricity so effectively. And of course, electricity is pivotal to the functioning of we human beings. So, it does seem logical that a quartz bowl would have more of an effect on a human than a metal one.

And in my experience, you can always hear the different between crystal singing bowls and metal ones.

So, the main point when we’re discussing crystal VS metal singing bowls is that the former makes better sound, where the latter is more traditional

It is curious that for thousands of years all Tibetan bells were metal. Then again, even the spiritual field is not immune to evolution. So, is this simply the future of these instruments?  Will we all be buying singing bowls made of crystal from now on?

Either way, a crystal chakra singing bowl makes for a beautiful and powerful addition to your spiritual healing toolkit. And they are one of the best ways to balance the seven chakras.

How To Choose A Singing Bowl 

Above we looked at the best Tibetan singing bowls for sale online.

Now let’s look at how to choose a singing bowl that is perfect for you.

Obviously, you will want to check that your set produces the right sounds for healing.

But there’s more to it than that. So, let’s now take a look at how to choose a singing bowl to buy. 

1. If You Are Buying Antique Singing Bowls (Fake Ones Are Everywhere)

Keep this in mind if you want to buy antique singing bowls: fake ones are everywhere. And it can be difficult to tell the difference between an authentic antique Tibetan singing bowl and a fake. if you buy a fake singing bowl you will be losing money and your bell might not even work properly.

So how do you tell the difference?

If you want to know how to buy a singing bowl in the antique range, I highly recommend researching how to tell antiques from fakes. Otherwise you will end up wasting your hard-earned money.

YoWangDu has written an excellent guide that explain important facts about how singing bowls are made. Read the article here. It answers a lot of questions.

While there are lots of authentic antique Tibetan singing bowls for sale, there are lots of fake antiques too.

2. How to Buy Authentic Antiques Tibetan Singing Bowls

If you want to buy authentic antique Tibetan singing bowls, make sure it is marked as at least a hundred years old.

Some vintage bowls in private collections are thousands of years old.

You can tell if it’s an authentic antique singing bowl by looking for specific markers:

  • Authentic antique singing bowls will have markings inside and out.
  • Authentic antiques will be thinner on the bottom, may have a certificate saying it has been certified as authentic, and will cost from $100 (for a very small bowl) to many thousands of dollars for a large one. So, when you want to buy an authentic antique, ask to see the certification.
  • Antique Tibetan singing bowls are metal and made from different materials to new ones. The new ones are typically made of a type of bronze called “bell metal”, which is made of copper and tin. Authentic antiques are made of high-quality bronze and various other metals, such as gold, silver, meteoric iron (sky-metal) and thogcha.

3. How to Choose A Singing Bowl That’s Perfect For You 

If you want to know how to choose a singing bowl, always remember what matters to you as an individual.

What is your main reasons for buying a Tibetan bell? Is it:

  • Healing?
  • Grounding?
  • Chakra meditation?
  • In yoga classes?
  • For decoration?
  • To add to a collection? 

These are important considerations to make before choosing a singing bowl.

For instance, if you want to pick a singing bowl for chakra healing, you will want to make sure it has the right frequencies for chakra activation. If you’re choosing a singing bowl to add to an antiques collection, you will want to make sure it has a certificate of authenticity.  

4.  Mallets

Mallets come in different sizes and weights. Some are suede. Some wood. Some felt-covered. They vary greatly.  Make sure the bowl you buy comes with a good mallet (or buy a mallet separately).

5. Sound quality

Don’t choose singing bowls based on image alone. Make sure you have a good idea what it will sound like.

The best Tibetan singing bowls sound rich and resonant. You should be able to hear the overtones it’s producing. If the bowl doesn’t hold its sound it is a badly made bowl. Even good cheap ones should hold their sound.

Does it sound tinny? That’s another sign of a bad bowl. Don’t buy it.

6. Where to buy Tibetan Singing Bowls near you

If you want to buy singing bowls near you, I recommend visiting a specialist antique store specialising in world culture or spiritual items. For all other times, it’s easier (and reliable) to use an online store. Some Zen stores will have them too, although generally just the cheaper ones and not antiques. 

If you’re trying to find where to buy singing bowls near you, get in contact with your local Buddhist temple or community. They may sell them themselves or they will be able to direct you to someone who does. 

 

How To Use Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation For Chakra Healing  

Let’s discuss how to use Tibetan singing bowl meditation for chakra healing. 

If you go to yoga class, you might remember lying down in Shavasana at the end of your session and using a Tibetan singing bowl for healing the chakras.  Or when you’re doing a group meditation session at your temple or meditation studio. They’re even heard at health spas, hospitals, churches and in therapy sessions.

So how do they work?

The chakras are wheels through which energy (prana) flows. The word itself literally means “wheel”. It’s a concept that has been around for 2600 years and was first found in the classical spiritual text the Upanishads.

The chakras exist along the spine from the pelvis up to the crown of the head, and they’re vital to our wellbeing.

When one chakra is out of balance it can cause serious issues for our physical and mental health. I found this out for myself in 2010, when a problem with my root chakra caused an extreme stress reaction and led me through personal hell (thankfully I was able to recover naturally using spiritual practices, one part of which was playing Buddhist bells.

Playing these instruments can open and balance all your chakras. There are seven of them:

  • Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
  • Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
  • Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
  • Heart Chakra (Anahata)
  • Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
  • Sacral Chakra (Swadhishtana)
  • Root Chakra (Muladhara)

Each of these chakra responds to a different frequency of sound, which is why chakra singing bowls have seven bells–one for each chakra.

The different chakra frequencies are as follows:

Root chakra singing bowls:  UT – 396 Hz

Sacral chakra singing bowls:  RE – 417 Hz

Solar plexus singing bowls: MI – 528 Hz

Heart chakra singing bowls: FA – 639 Hz – Connecting/Relationships (the 4th Chakra)

Throat chakra singing bowls: SOL – 741 Hz

Third eye chakra singing bowls: LA – 852 Hz

Crown chakra singing bowls: 963 Hz

By producing the specific frequency for each chakra, singing bowl sets balance the seven chakras, healing the mind and body.  That’s one of the benefits of these beautiful instruments. But there are many more benefits..

How To Use Singing Bowls for Meditation [Beginners Methods]

Now that you have chosen a set (using the Tibetan Singing Bowl buying guide, above) you probably want to know how you can use them. 

 There are lots of different ways that you can use a Tibetan Singing Bowl. For beginners, I recommend the following techniques. They are simple and ideal ways to use singing bowls for beginners who are just starting out.

“Around Rim”  

  1. Hold the bowl in your left hand.
  2. Hold the mallet in your right hand at around mid-length.  Your fingertips should point down and should be touching the wood.
  3. Tap the mallet on the bowl’s side to warm the bell.
  4. Using an even pressure, move the mallet clockwise around the outside edge of the bowl. Use a full arm movement and keep stirring the bell almost like soup.
  5. Applying pressure, continue to rub the mallet around the outside edge of the bowl.
  6. Try not to go too fast but rather allow the volume to build gradually.
  7. Meditate on the sound for twenty minutes.

  “Wah Wah” : 

Another great way to how to use a singing bowl is with the Wah Wah technique.

Try this:

  1. Hold the bowl in your left hand.
  2. Hold the mallet in your right hand at around mid-length.  Your fingertips should point down and should be touching the wood.
  3. Tap the mallet on the bowl’s side to warm the bell.
  4. Using an even pressure, move the mallet clockwise around the outside edge of the bowl. Use a full arm movement and keep stirring the bell almost like soup.
  5. Applying pressure, continue to rub the mallet around the outside edge of the bowl.
  6. Try not to go too fast but rather allow the volume to build gradually.
  7. Pull the mallet away from the bowl while it is still singing.
  8. Hold the bowl up to your top lip one inch away from your mouth.
  9. Now imagine that you’re saying “Wah. Wah. Wah.” Make the mouth shape of this sound while your mouth is an inch from the bowl.  This will change the sound of the bowl.

Water Bowl

  1. Put three quarters of an inch of water into the bowl but do not get the rim wet.
  2. Hold the bowl in your left hand.
  3. Hold the mallet in your right hand at around mid-length. Your fingertips should point down and should be touching the wood.
  4. Tap the mallet on the bowl’s side to warm the bell
  5. Using an even pressure, move the mallet clockwise around the outside edge of the bowl. Use a full arm movement and keep stirring the bell almost like soup.
  6. Applying pressure, continue to rub the mallet around the outside edge.
  7. Pull the mallet away
  8. Now tilt the bowl, causing the water inside to lap towards the rim.
  9. Now swirl the bowl. This will create the sound of dolphins.

How To Use A Singing Bowl For Meditation

There are a few different techniques you can use. Here’s how to use a singing bowl for meditation.

  1. Start by using the Around The Rim technique that we looked at above
  2. Continue to move the mallet around the rim
  3. Be mindful of the action of moving your wrist and hand to turn the mallet
  4. Take 27 breaths while meditating on the movement
  5. Continuing the mindful movement, start to focus on the sound
  6. Take 27 breaths while meditating on the sound
  7. You should now be meditating on your movement and on the sound
  8. Observe the connection between the movement and the sound. Feel that oneness between movement and sound
  9. Focus on the oneness of sound and movement for 108 breaths

This is my favorite way how to meditate with a singing bowl.

Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditations

Tibetan singing bowl meditations are deep, relaxing, and therapeutic. You can heal your by meditating on the sound of these instruments.

When you play them, you make a sound that is comprised of two frequencies: a first harmonic and overtones.

The frequencies are at ranges that are very beneficial to the brain. There are also undertones that they make. Together, these sounds produce a chord that is a “flattened fifth”.

Naga Shakthi says, “[They] produce layers of rich additional overtones, which, when heard binaurally, create beat frequency which alters our brain waves from a Beta brainwave state to an Alpha state”.

When you meditate on the sound you switch your brain to alpha frequency. And alpha frequency is very beneficial.

Scientific research shows that the flattened-fifth chord the bowl makes is very good for meditation.

The flattened fifth chord is perfect for spiritual healing and for when you need to balance your chakras.

As you listen to or meditate with singing bowls, your brain waves synchronise with the sound of the bowl, and at the same time the unique tones produce a deep meditative state. Not only this, but the sonic waves open your mind, which can lead to spiritual awakening. 

There’s a fascinating history behind these instruments too, which we will look at next.

 

Benefits Of Using Tibetan Singing Bowl Benefits (Healing)

Above we looked at how to meditate with a singing bowl. And you are probably wondering about the specific benefits of singing bowls for healing. After all, these are one of the most powerful types of instrument used in sound healing. So why are they so effective? 

Honestly, I am continually stunned by how much I get out of meditating on one of these instruments. Whether it’s a 7 set that activates your chakras, or a simpler type used for relaxation, you will get so much out of them.  

Not only do they provide the more than 100 benefits of general meditation, which have been well documented, but they also provide their own additional benefits. 

Benefits of singing bowl meditation include:

  • Balances the seven chakras
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Some research shows it can cure illness
  • Some research shows it can even cure cancer
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Balance blood pressure
  • Reduces anger
  • Improves blood flow
  • Good for pain relief
  • Balances emotions
  • Promotes inner peace and stillness
  •  Boosts the immune system

History

When you buy singing bowls [a Buying Guide is above], you’re buying a piece of spiritual history.

If you ever visit a Buddhist temple you will likely see some antique singing bowls among the relics. I recently visited our local Buddhist temple and was delighted to see on a shelf the most beautiful set of Tibetan bells, including some beautiful Nepal singing bowls (along with wooden fish, Buddhist cymbals, bells and Dorje). Attached to the cabinet was a little leaflet with an introduction to singing bowls for beginners and explaining how to use singing bowls).

Traditionally, Buddhist ones were used in Asia by monks. The monks would use them as an auditory marker to start and stop a period of meditation. Monks would combine them with a percussion instrument called the “wooden fish,” which is struck when a specific phrase is chanted. This would be done as part of a ritual before and after meditating.

Visit Japan or Vietnam and you will find a different way to use them. There, they are used to mark the beginning and ending of periods of walking meditation and seated meditation.   

And then there is the Western way how to use a singing bowl. Meditation is becoming very popular over here and as a result we are witnessing the rise of new types of bowls and new ways to use them. They’re being used in new music and in various health applications, even in the treatment of cancer. It is amazing how these historic instruments are continuing to evolve.  

 

Different Types of Tibetan Singing Bowls

There are many different types of Tibetan singing bowl: Nepal, Buddhist, antiques, and crystal chakra ones. Let’s take a look at the different types. 

As an addition to the singing bowl buying guide above, here is a look at the various traditional types of bowls for those of you who are interested in going the classic-route. You will find these traditional Tibetan Singing Bowls for sale online at specialist outlets or, if you get lucky, at your local antiques specialists. 

Traditional antique singing bowl types

Jambati: A type of singing bowl that was once used for storing grains. These are hundreds of years old and the sound is general in the 2nd and 3rd octave with an occasional small and extra thick bowl producing sound at the low end of the middle octave.  

 

Thadobati:  This is a traditional Nepal singing bowl type. It is a straight type with vertical sides and a flat bottom. They tend to be deep at up to five inches and up to 8 inches in diameter. They are one of the easier-to-find antique singing bowls, some being around 500 years old. Often made of copper and golden. The sound ranges in tone over four octaves. They have the widest frequencies of all the types. 

 

Remuna: A straight type with a flat bottom. They have inward-sloping walls.  They are decorative and usually feature artwork etched into them. Inscriptions are common on this type of singing bowl. Named after a small town on the Bay of Bengal.

 

Manipura: If you want to buy the antique singing bowl, the Manipura should be your go-to. They are the original type. They are made of metal and named after Manipur, a state in India, which as a center for brass production. Because they were used frequently and are old, they are generally worn.  They range from 3 inches to one foot across. Their sound ranges from the lower second octave to the high fifth.  

 

Mani / Mudra: This type is distinguishable by is thick walls and flat bottoms. They are also wider in the middle than at the top or bottom. They are an antique bowl dating back to the 16th Century. The sound is a high tone, generally in the 5th and 6th octaves.  

 

Lingam: This is the rarest Himalayan singing bowl. They were made for ritual purposes and feature a protrusion of metal in the middle. They feature intricate artwork. Of interest to the antique buyer is the larger, round lingams, which are very rare.  Be warned, however, that many of those for sale are fake antiques. The fakes tend to be newer ones made to look old. A genuine antique lingam will feature thick metal, where fake ones are much thinner.   

 

Pedestal:  “Stands” often called “Naga”. They have round bottoms and an attached base so that they can be place down on a surface without toppling over. They general feature inscriptions and are often used for ceremonial purposes. They range from 4 inches to 10 inches. This type has a wide sound range, going from the third to sixth octave.

 

Trapezoid: A more modern antique type of singing bowl that produces a very sweet sound.  They feature straight, symmetrical sides and a flat bottom. The name refers to the fact that if you look at them from the side they look like a trapezoid. They range from 4 inches to 8 inches and produce sound in the 4th and 5th octave.  

 

Ultabati: A larger type starting at around 7 inches. The side of the bowl curves inward beneath the rim.  They produce low tone sounds around the second octave.

 

Crystal chakra singing bowls sets:

Today, everyone likes to buy chakra singing bowls sets. They are all the rage. And they are generally regarded as the best Tibetan singing bowls for healing the chakras in meditation. The reason for this is because crystal is better for sound quality and has a more pronounced effect on the body [see: Crystal VS Metal, above]. Ones made of quartz produce a truly beautiful sound. 

 

Facts


Here are some interesting facts about the history of these beautiful instruments.

  1. Some antique Tibetan singing bowls for sale today actually age at more than 5000 years old, meaning they predate almost all other tools used in meditation.
  2. Bronze Tibetan bells have been used since the 10th Century BC. And some are even as old as 5000 years.  
  3. Many people believe they are Buddhist in origin, but they actually predate Buddhism. It wasn’t until about 2500 years ago that Buddhists began these Buddhist bells. The monks found the sound the bells made to be very relaxing. It is a healing sound. And that is why Buddhist monks have meditated on the sounds ever since.

Interesting fact:

Many people believe they are made of seven metals that are astrologically related to stars and planets: Gold (sun) Silver (Moon), Copper (Venus), Iron (Mars), Tin (Jupiter), Mercury/Quicksilver (Mercury) and Lead (Saturn) (1). But, they are usually made from a bronze alloy of copper and tin. There are also expensive ones made of quarts, and even pure gold bells.  

And that is everything you need to know about these beautiful instruments! For beginners, I recommend simply picking one up using the Buying Guide above and experimenting with it. You can always get into the real meditation stuff later.

I hope you enjoyed this guide. Remember to subscribe and write a comment below.

 

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a yoga teacher, meditation teacher and writer. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Mahesh

    Namaste,post how the sound frequency attract the affected part frequency range to heal,need the sound philosophy

  2. V Rajendra

    Thanks for giving somany details, now a days people who is looking for alternative therapy your guidance is best tonic.

  3. Tony

    Great article, very helpful, how to choose right bowl for meditation /healing and opening 3rx eye for a beginner?? Any info greatly appreciated

  4. LM

    uhm. Buddhism hasn’t been around 3000 years. Maybe Taoism?

    1. Paul Martin Harrison

      Thanks for your comment. Buddhism is 2500-3000 years old with no known exact date of inception.

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