Tibetan Singing Bowls are powerful instruments in aiding meditation. The unique sounds will allow you to dismiss straying thoughts and allow you to focus on meditating. Bowls are played in many ways, for example, simply striking the bowl on the outer edge lightly. Placing the bowl on your hand, and applying even pressure on the outside rim of the bowl in a clockwise circular manner. Or filling it with water and placing it on a steady base and applying pressure on the outer edge in a circular motion. Placing it on the hand and playing is the most traditional and recommended method to achieve the calming effects of the bowl.
Since 1980 Karma and Zumki Lama have brought thousands of items made from Tibetan Refugees living in Nepal and India. As Tibetan refugees themselves, they were shocked by how much people in America loved our culture and our craftsmanship. After selling for a while, they decided to bring the wealth back home and support the struggling communities and artisans. We only buy directly from the local artisans and make sure there is no middle man to take away their hard earned money. We make sure to visit Nepal and India at least twice a year and always find new items and artists to work with. Over the years we have developed strong bonds with the artisans and always make sure to keep in touch and see that their life improves under our support.
Due to your support and our continued success, we have expanded beyond just Nepal and India and now source our products ethically, from mainly Southeast Asia. (Thailand, Bali) We have expanded our collection due to the repeated requests of our customers asking for more and more culturally diverse products, and have made some new friends along the way.
You can directly impact the local artisans by visiting either Nepal and India and experiencing the rich and vibrant culture. Many small independent businesses fail due to the changing times, and this, in turn, affects the local artisans in small villages in Southeast Asia creating a domino effect. With your support, we can continue supporting our friends from Southeast Asia and continually grow to impact their lives in a positive fashion.
I ordered a singing bowl on their website and it arrived safely within a few days at my house. The bowl looks and sounds great.