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Tibetan Singing Bowls

Tibetan bowls shown with pillows and sticks
Tibetan singing bowls create a hauntingly -
almost other worldly - sound when played.

Tibetan singing bowls are sound instruments traditionally used by Tibetan Buddhists as meditational aids. These bowls sing with a
complex harmonic. For ritual purposes, singing bowls are used to start or end a meditation, to punctuate a prayer, and to call the beginning of a ceremony or ritual. Aside from the meditational value of the Tibetan singing bowl, we simply rub our bowls for pure enjoyment.

Ours are made in Nepal in the Kathmandu Valley. Tibetan singing bowls are made of a special alloy of bronze, iron and zinc. You make your bowl "sing" (resonate) by continuously rubbing a hard stick known as a "puja" stick around the outside rim of the bowl. When rubbed in this manner, the bowl resonates with two pure tones. This is due to the shape of the bowl, the rim thickness and the relative masses of the rim and base of the bowl.

The sound is beautiful and haunting. If you do not meditate or you mediate without a Tibetan singing bowl, don't worry. Simply make your bowl sing for the pure enjoyment of the sound and your interaction with the singing bowl.

We offer three sizes of Tibetan Singing Bowls:

  • The first bowl is a large 6-1/2" diameter. It is hand polished and includes a hand-turned Puja stick.
  • Our second bowl is an extra large 8-1/2" diameter. This bowl comes with a suede-covered puja stick designed to facilitate bowl resonance.
  • Our third bowl is 13-1/2" in diameter, is a hand-formed, hand-selected, extra-large Tibetan Singing Bowl with suede-covered wooden puja sound stick. This unique bowl produces deeply-resonant tones. We normally do not keep this bowl in stock. Call us at 1-800-434-6119 or upon receipt of your order , we will promptly e-mail you with your shipping date.

All of our singing bowls are hand selected and individually tested for sound quality . All are hand-formed. No two are alike. Instructions for bowl singing are included with each bowl. They are made in Nepal by Tibetan artisans. We do not sell antique singing bowls. Instead we support the making of new items in traditional and ancient art forms, thus keeping these traditions alive.

If you are interested in larger sizes or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email us with your inquiry.

6-1/2"Tibetan Singing Bowl with wooden puja sound stick (pillow not included)

Product Code: ST-50$74.00

8-1/2" hand-formed and hand-selected Tibetan Singing Bowl with suede-covered wooden puja sound stick (pillow not included)

Product Code: ST-61$115.00

13-1/2" hand-formed and hand-selected extra-large Tibetan Singing Bowl with suede-covered wooden puja sound stick. This unique bowl produces deeply-resonant tones. (Pillow not included. Use bowl pillow ST-62)

Product Code: ST-65$450.00
Handmade Bowl Pillows of Bhutan fabric
(no two are alike)
Tibetan Bowl Pillow

Tibetan Bowl Pillow for 6/1-2" Bowl

Product Code: ST-51$11.00

Tibetan Bowl Pillow for 8/1-2" and 13-1/2" Bowl

Product Code: ST-62$14.00

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