• singing bowls are used as a support for meditation, trance induction and prayer. For example, Chinese Buddhists use the singing bowl to accompany the wooden fish during chanting, striking it when a particular phrase in a sutra, mantra or hymn is sung. In Japan and Vietnam, singing bowls are similarly used during chanting and may also mark the passage of time or signal a change in activity.

  • It’s a meditative aid, at least for some people. For me, the tone(s) or their harmonics seems to nail me right in my spine (the fact that I have perfect pitch doesn’t make that any easier), to the point of physical discomfort! I’m afraid I’ll have to stick with recordings of surf and rainfall 🙂

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