The Complete Guide To Tibetan Singing Bowls

Written on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by @Paul Harrison
A collection of Tibeta singing bowls being used for massage therapy

Tibetan Singing Bowls offer a way to meditate on sound. Using one for as little as an hour will provide spiritual healing, balancing the chakras and helping to cure illness. They’ve been used in religions for over two thousand years. Now, new scientific research proves that Tibetan Singing Bowls truly work.

Tibetan Singing Bowls are actually a type of standing bell, but instead of being inverted they are held in the hand. The rim of the singing bowl vibrates to produce a whistling sound comprised of two frequencies, a first harmonic and then overtones. These sounds are used in traditional “Tibetan Singing Bowl meditation techniques”.

Tibetan Singing Bowls are used all around the world for relaxation, meditation, and for spiritual development. Traditionally singing bowls were created in Asia though since Buddhist practices have spread worldwide there are now many manufacturers around the world.

In Buddhist tradition the singing bowl is used as an auditory marker, denoting the beginning and ending of a period of meditation, and is often combined with the use of a percussion instrument called the “wooden fish,” which is struck when a specific phrase is chanted. Japanese and Vietnames tradition also use the singing bowl to mark the beginniTechyniqung and ending of periods of walking or seated meditation. The bowl itself may also be used as a means of meditation.

Tibetan Singing Bowls make for a powerful form of meditation. The specific sound that the singing bowl generates is conducive to spiritual healing and for chakra balancing. For this reason many people around the world use Tibetan Singing Bowls for healing.

When listening to the singing bowl our brain waves begin to synchronise with the frequency of the bowl, while unique tones produce a deep meditative state. More, the sonic waves of the bowl open the mind and lead to spiritual awakening.



Paul M Harrison is a meditation teacher with more than ten years of experience. He also writes as a lifestyle journalist and author. The author of more than five books, you can find his works on his Amazon Author Page Contact him via Twitter or Facebook