Using Tibetan Bowls in Meditation

Using Tibetan BowlsThere is something special about the sound of Tibetan Bowls when in meditation.

Many people can ‘feel’ the energy and are transformed by the vibration into a lighter, higher and finer vibration. They are then free to travel to amazing places – without anchor to the physical world.

For those unfamiliar with Tibetan Bowls, I’ve included a few excerpts from Wikipedia, and a video of Tibetan Singing Bowls in action.

Tibetan Singing Bowls

Tibetan BowlsTibetan bowls are a type of bell that sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound. Singing bowls have a long history with origins spread throughout Asia. Today they are employed worldwide both within and without these spiritual traditions, for meditation, trance-induction, relaxation, healthcare, personal well-being and religious practice

In Buddhist practice, singing bowls are used as a support for meditation, trance induction and prayer. For example, Chinese Buddhists use the singing bowl to accompany the wooden fish during chanting, striking it when a particular phrase in a sutra, mantra or hymn is sung. In Japan and Vietnam, singing bowls are similarly used during chanting and may also mark the passage of time or signal a change in activity.

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. However, neither theory is supported by reference to any Tibetan religious sources and indeed there is no evidence that Tibetans ever employed bowls in a religious context for anything other than receptacle purposes.

Both Antique and New Bowls are widely used as an aid to meditation (see the “Meditation and the brain” section in Meditation) and as a tool for trance induction. They are also used in yoga, music therapy, sound healing, religious services, performance and for personal enjoyment.


4 Responses to Using Tibetan Bowls in Meditation

  • Haroun Kola

    Thanks so much for linking to our site 🙂

  • Explore Meditation

    Your Welcome Haroun, hope all is well is South Africa. It feels great to connect with all parts of the globe with spiritual enlightenment as the glue. As we raise our personal energy, we light the lives of those around us, and lift our network, our community, and God willing, our Countries. Hugs – not Bombs.

  • Curtis Simpson

    It’s been said that we’re moving from the age of information to the age of vibration. In the beginning was the Word. And the word was a sound, a vibration. Tibetan Bowls are indeed awesome. I love to make them sing and I love hearing them. Sacred sounds are produced and we can tune in to these sounds quite easily and be taken to a place of meditation right away.

    • Explore Meditation

      Brilliant Chris – Thank You. I wonder if we are the first generation alive with enough awareness to know that we are transitioning from one ‘age’ to the next.
      For me, we always have and will always be ‘energy’. Energy has a specific vibration. Good vibration = Good energy. Simple.
      Now – if we could just get everybody to sing our song!

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