Here at Sacred Essence, we’re pleased to present a varied range of Tibetan singing bowls and Temple bells (otherwise known as Tibetan bells or Tingsha), which are widely used in Temples and monasteries across the globe. Singing bowls typically stem from the Himalayas region and are often used in spiritual practices, including Shamanism, meditation, prayer and yoga. Many of the items in our collection are sourced from the Himalayan communities of Tibet, India, Pakistan & Nepal. They are brought to you by some of the most trusted brands in the business, such as Tibetan Spirit. Whether you’re looking for a new instrument to bring into your spiritual practices or something to change your yoga flow, you’ll easily find all you need in our singing bowls and tingsha selection.
Singing bowls and tingsha are traditional musical and spiritual instruments from Tibetan and Himalayan cultures. They are used in various activities, including meditation, relaxation, sound healing, and rituals.
Appearance: Tingsha are small, cymbal-like instruments with two metal discs, often connected by a leather or fabric strap. Each disc has a raised centre, usually decorated with ornate patterns and symbols.
Sound Production: To produce sound with tingsha, the discs are struck together by holding them by their straps. This creates a clear, high-pitched, and ringing sound.
There’s no single way you should play a singing bowl, but several methods are the most popular among users worldwide.
The first method of playing is known as ‘striking’ and is arguably the easiest way to play. Striking is where you tap or hit the edge of the bowl with a mallet to produce a pleasant, rich tone.
Another popular way to use a singing bowl is known as ‘rimming’, which is more challenging than striking if you’re a beginner. However, with practice, it can be a mastered technique. To use a singing bowl in this way, lightly strike the edge of the bowl with a mallet, then, before the vibrations dissipate, begin to circle the rim of the bowl with your mallet. You should do this at least 5 times to allow the full sound to be emitted from the instrument.
It is perfectly safe to put water into a singing bowl. Adding water will soften the typically deep and resonant sound produced by the bowl. This technique is used by many practitioners who wish to create a more mellow, muted sound for practices such as sound baths.
At Sacred Essence, we take great care to source our products from reputable and earth-honouring people, and we are passionate about supporting the artisans who craft many of these supplies. We invite you to browse our various offerings to see how these products support your cleansing and prayer practices, rituals, shamanic mesa work or personal healing journey.