This is a large 12" singing bowl for the clearest and richest tone available, with the longest decay time of any other singing bowl we offer. There are larger singing bowls, but after they get larger than 12" in diameter, the cost goes up considerably, and the gain in both tone and sustain of the sound does not increase enough to justify a larger bowl.
We hand select this bowls for tone; so be very careful with which singing bowl you choose to purchase...there can be a VAST difference in quality with singing bowls. Look HERE for more info. We feel that we excel in choosing singing bowls for both their tone and their craftsmanship, partly becuase several of the people on our staff use these very bowls in their meditation practice, and these are no exception. All bowls are hand-beaten into shape for a tone that is noticably clearer and lasts longer than any bowl made by any machine. They are also a lovely reminder of the energy that these bowls provide, while not taking up much space in one's environment.
Using Your Singing Meditation Bowl: Find a quiet place. Set the bowl on its pad. Take a calming breath and gently strike the edge of the bowl with the baton. Relax, focus on the resonating sound, and bring your awareness to the present, allowing all else to fall away from your mind except the sound of the resonance of the metal of the bowl. Continue to concentrate as the sound gently subsides. Rest in the tranquil moment that follows.
Repeat this exact ritual until you have reached the time you set aside for yourself for meditation. What we love most about Singing Bowls, is that unlike a mantra which is repeated to oneself and can more easily lend itself to the mind wandering, this is a physical activity that you are engaging in. This physical activity, although mindless, forces your mind to stay with what you're doing a little more easily, making it even more likely that you will grow in skill in your meditation practice.
This hand-hammered 12" singing bowl is carefully crafted by artisans in Nepal. It is hand tuned for clarity before leaving their workshop. As all of our products from Nepal and Tibet, these are Fair Traded, and profits from these bowls go directly to helping to Free Tibet.