History and Making of Singing Bowls
The making of traditional hand hammered Tibetan singing bowls dates back to the 8th Century A.D., at the same time that Buddhism was introduced to Tibet. This tradition has been handed down from generation to generation in India, Nepal, and Tibet through verbal teaching within a caste system.
Each bowl is made by three or four craftsmen who alternate hammering and chanting, infusing the bowl with healing intentions as it’s created. These bowls are comprised of seven different metals - gold, silver, iron, mercury, tin, copper, and lead - which are aligned with the seven heavenly bodies in our solar system and the seven chakras (energy centers) of our body. They are also fine tuned to the specific note that affects an individual chakra.
Tibetan singing bowls are used for meditation, rituals, and alternative healing.