How To Use Tibetan Singing Bowls — The Essential Guide

Written on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by @Paul Harrison (TheDailyMeditation Editor in Chief)
A collection of Tibeta singing bowls being used for massage therapy

In this guide to how to use Tibetan Singing Bowls you’ll learn how to produce wonderful sounds that you can then meditate on.

Once you know how to use tibetan singing bowls you will have a beautiful way to meditate on sounds. 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”.

Nowadays people the world over are learning how to use Tibetan singing bowls, but traditionally were only used in Asia, where they were created. Subsequently, Buddhist practices have spread worldwide and there are now many manufacturers of Tibetan singing bowls 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.


Once you know how to use Tibetan singing bowls you can use them to enhance 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. So once you have learnt how to use Tibetan singing bowls you can use them not just for the beautiful sound but also for natural healing.

When meditating on a Tibetan singing bowl, the 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.


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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 Paul also does freelance writing and can be contacted via our Twitter page or on our Facebook page