Tibetan Tingshas are small prayer chimes used by Tibetan Buddhist monks, Yoga teachers, holistic health practitioners, and meditation groups. They are traditionally used for ceremonial functions throughout the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. They are often used to start and end a meditation or a Yoga class. However, Tingshas can be rung anytime one wants to achieve a calm and meditative state of mind. Tingshas come in matched pairs, held together by a cord. They can be played by tapping the rims together or by clapping them together like cymbals. When the two pieces strike each other they produce a clear, pure, cleansing sound, which can be used to focus the mind. Tinghsas are also for clearing negative energies around a person. Their purpose is to call us to awareness – to remember who we are, and to recognize our priorities in this often turbulent and illusive world. Tinghsas are made of a special alloy of 7 metals with the thickness and shape being important elements in creating the beautiful tones. Tingshas usually have varying emblems and symbols embossed on the outside. This particular pair is embossed with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum, signifying compassion among humans.
Product Dimensions: 4.5 cm diameter