According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.
Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.
As Buddhism has increased in popularity in the West, so has the use of Singing Bowls. These days Singing Bowls are used in sound therapy, holistic healing, reiki, feng shui and chakra healing as well as being appreciated as a musical instrument in it's own right.
To play the singing bowl place the bowl on the flat of an outstretched hand, and rotate the stick around the outside rim of the bowl. You need to apply a medium pressure and go at a medium speed, not too fast , not too slow. The stick energises the bowl and it starts to sing.
Our small brass singing bowls are around 90 mm diameter and weigh around 250g, they come in a lovely handmade paper box which contains the bowl, a simple wooden stick and a mat on which to place the singing bowl when not in use
Beginners Boxed Brass Sing Bowl Set, contains 90 mm Brass Bowl, Simple Wooden Stick and Mat - Fair Trade