About Our Singing Bowls

About our best singing bowls

The Tibetan singing bowls, also known as Himalayan singing bowls, healing bowls and meditation bowls, are a treasure trove of history and culture. Antique singing bowls have made their way from all over the Himalayas, surviving centuries and passing from one area to another, changing owners along the way. It's fascinating to think these bowls have lived many lifetimes and made it to these interesting times.

When you browse our catalog, you become part of the story of these singing bowls. As you look at the pictures, read the descriptions, and listen to the sound samples of each sound bowl, you'll get a glimpse into the diverse and rich history and culture of the regions where singing bowls originated. It's an immersive experience that will transport you to another time and place. So take your time, explore our catalog, and become a part of the fascinating story of Himalayan bowls.

Each meditation bowl in our collection is unique, with a distinct sound and history. Some of the bowls were used for meditation and healing purposes, while others were used in religious ceremonies and rituals. Some vessels have intricate designs and patterns etched into them, while others have simple designs.

No matter which Tibetan bowl you choose, you'll be getting a piece of history and culture that has stood the test of time. These instruments have been passed down from generation to generation, and it's an honor for us to share them with the world.

At Bells of Bliss, we're committed to providing our customers with a seamless shopping experience. We take great care in curating our collection of Tibetan singing bowls, and we're always on the lookout for new and unique pieces to add to our catalog.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time buyer, we're here to help you find the perfect singing bowl that resonates with you. So take a deep breath, relax, and let the sound of our singing bowls transport you to a place of peace and tranquility.

How do we choose singing bowls?

Each vessel that you see on our catalog, has gone through a comprehensive selection process. It all starts with antique dealers scouring every nook and cranny of the Himalayas, hoping to stumble upon a valuable antique sound bowl. When they find it, they bring it to a special collector who is an expert in the business of singing bowls. These collectors only supply a certain amount of vessels to other collectors, who are even more knowledgeable and have stronger paying abilities. 

These top-tier collectors will assess the bowls and divide them into different groups based on their level of quality. Broken singing bowls or those that have little value are passed on to scrap metal dealers for melting and reusing the alloy. Low-quality singing bowls are sold to local gift shops of ethnic items in India and Nepal, mainly for tourists. However, the higher quality items are carefully stored and waiting for the attention of Western dealers who specialize in the singing bowls business.

At Bells of Bliss, we work exclusively with the most reliable suppliers of Himalayan - Tibetan bowls in India and Nepal. We trust the collectors we source from, as they understand what the highest quality singing bowls sound like. We choose bowls from a selection that has already been narrowed down by these knowledgeable collectors, ensuring that the instruments we offer are of the highest quality. While we have various criteria in mind when selecting sound healing bowls, the one and only criterion we deliberately follow is the aesthetics of sound. 

We believe that the sound a singing bowl produces is the most important aspect, and we take great care in selecting only the finest singing bowls for our customers. In addition to sound quality, we also consider the history and craftsmanship of each singing bowl. 

Many of the bowls we offer are antique, dating back to the 18th or 19th century. These sound bowls have a unique history and cultural significance that we value and respect. We work with suppliers who are committed to preserving the heritage and traditional techniques of bowl-making in the region. The artisans who make these singing bowls use techniques that have been passed down through generations, and the bowls are made with a level of care and attention to detail that is truly remarkable.

We understand that purchasing a singing bowl is an investment, and we want our customers to feel confident in their purchase. That's why we offer a satisfaction guarantee and provide detailed information about each bowl's history, craftsmanship, and sound. We take pride in the quality of our products and the level of service we provide to our customers.

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a newcomer to the world of singing bowls, we're here to help you find the perfect sound healing bowl for your needs. Our selection includes a wide range of sizes, styles, and tones, so you're sure to find a singing bowl that resonates with you. We believe that everyone can benefit from the healing power of singing bowls, and we're honored to be a part of your journey toward greater wellness and inner peace.

Accessories for singing bowls

When you purchase any healing bowl from us, you can be assured that it comes with at least one singing bowl playing stick (mallet) that allows you to produce a wide range of tones. However, if you want to change your style of playing and emphasize or isolate any particular sound partial, we offer a variety of different mallets that you can choose from.

Our selection of recommended items in the accessories section is where you can find a comprehensive collection of playing mallets with varying properties that can help you enhance the sound of your singing bowl. Whether you need a mallet that produces a deeper sound or one that emphasizes a particular tone, we have a wide selection to choose from. 

We have taken the time to research and test each mallet to ensure that it produces the best possible sound with our singing bowls. This means that when you purchase a mallet from us, you can be assured that it is of the highest quality and has been tested to produce the best possible results.

Parameters of our singing bowls

Along with the two photo images and sound clips, you will also see the size of the singing bowl in inch and metric system. The weight information of the item is also available in two measuring systems ounce and grams.

The approximate age of the singing bowl is also given. This approximation is made based on the style of the sound bowl, it's timbre, the color of the alloy and the most reliable factor - the way the instrument has been worn out.

A short description of the energy of singing bowl is also provided to give you a better idea about the instrument.

Frequencies of Singing Bowl

As per sound characteristics, frequencies of the fundamental tone and overtones are given with consideration of monaural beats and corresponding brain wave patterns.

Bells of Bliss is the only source that takes seriously psychoacoustical properties of singing bowls and helps you measuring singing bowl frequencies. In the process of choosing a singing bowl, you may use this information for working with the concept of acoustic brain entrainment (brain waves) in a more precise way!

Note: Massaging properties of the singing bowls (for vibroacoustic massage) are marked with "M" and graded by scale 1-5 (less to more sensible mechanical vibrations).

Please note: Our sound samples have NO special filters or any effects. Unlike other websites, we offer you a "raw", professional sound recording. 

Singing bowl labeling

At our store, we take pride in our singing bowls and want to ensure that you have all the information you need about your purchase. That's why every singing bowl comes with stickers that display important details about its frequencies, including the monaural beats range of fundamental and overtones, as well as the notes and octaves.

But we don't stop there. Each bowl also comes with a unique ID number that we keep in our comprehensive database. This means that whenever you want to add a matching singing bowl or any accessory, we can easily pull up the specific information about your item and work with this data to ensure that you get exactly what you need. We believe that this attention to detail is what sets us apart and makes us the best choice for all your singing bowl needs.