Monday, August 13, 2012

Tingshas

There's something about the vibration and the scintillating tone of Tingshas that make me want to procure a pair. My first experience with Tingshas was during yoga practice after savasana (Corpse Pose, usually the last pose done in yoga class). The teacher struck the small cymbals together producing a beautiful, clear high note in the air creating an extraordinary stillness. It was utter bliss!

Tingshas are small cymbals used for prayer and rituals by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners. Their purpose is to summon, call us to awareness, to remember who we are and to recognize our priorities in this often turbulent and illusive world.


The photo shown above is a pair of Tibetan Blue Om Mani Padme Hum tingshas made from copper material. The Tibetan Buddhist Mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" is engraved on the cymbals which literally means "Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus". Hail to the Jewel pertains to "the mind" and the Lotus pertains to "the heart"When the mind and heart are used together the possibilities to transform oneself and the world are incredible.

I hope there's a pair locally available. 

Namaste!

{Image by Amazon}

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