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Meditation Bells, Singing Bowls, Shrines, Books and Cds

Meditation is one of the most natural of all human activities. A concentrated focus on an aspect of your life, or an object or sound increases awareness of the present moment, reduces stress, promote relaxation, and enhances personal and spiritual growth.

Western medicine is beginning to understand the mind's role in health and disease, and meditative practices are now offered in some medical clinics and hospitals. Meditation has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use the art of meditation.

A Mandala is a pattern or object on which to focus when meditating. It relaxes you, quiets the mind and enables you to perceive clearly from a state of well being.

Brass Bell (Dripu & Dorje).
In meditation the Dripu represents purity & the feminine (yum) principle; the Dorje represents the masculine principle (yab). Meant to bring Universal Harmony into one`s life. Pleasant ringing from the Dripu & the absorption of evil from the Dorje will create a solid foundation for a balanced life. Bell is 5" high with 3" long dorje.

Brass Tingsha with Dragon Motif
Displaying two dragons encircling each cymbal, this Tingsha, or cymbals, are a lovely tool used within meditation. The Tingsha are traditionally used by holding the leather cord that connects them at their center and swinging the cymbals together so that hey ring loudly or holding them together with a gentle tap for a softer ringing tone. In either case, they are sometimes used to bring a student back into focus during meditation as well as to note the beginning and end of a meditation session. Measuring just under 3" in diameter, these Tingsha cymbals have been cast from brass with the undersides being engraved with Tibetan symbols.

Tibetan Prayer Wheel
A traditional aspect of Tibetan meditation and prayer, the prayer wheel is traditionally used with a mantra, or prayer, to aid in seeking the deeper rewards of meditation. This particular prayer wheel consists of a container handcrafted out of copper and brass and fitted to a long, polished wood handle. This container allows you to wind your written mantra or prayer around a center spool, personalizing your meditation and prayer with the carefully written mantra. Indeed, the act of writing this prayer or mantra can be a form of meditation that is widely considered spiritually purifying all by itself. With your mantra within, the cap is then replaced before being carefully rotated in a clockwise fashion, with the brass weight strung upon it spinning it in a clockwise rotation as you focus upon the enlightenment found within meditation. The entire piece measures approximately 11 1/2" long.

Meditation Gongs & Bells
The sacred sound from a meditation gong or bell signals the beginning and end of meditation in Buddhist temples everywhere.
The gong's sound at the beginning of meditation helps to center focus inward and guide one toward silent serenity.
Striking the gong at the end of meditation will bring strength and happiness into your day.

Table Top Dragon Gong
5" tall. Comes packaged in a cloth lined gift box.
Table Top 5 Bell Tibetan Gong
This wonderful meditation gong features five ornately detailed bells, ranging from 3/4" to 2". Each bell resonates a different tone when struck; a hammer-style mallet is included. The bells are suspended from a frame embossed with ancient symbols and glyphs; the frame consists of a cross-bar flanked with dragon heads, two support poles, and dragon "feet." An exquisite collector's piece.
10 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Kwan Yin Brass Bell
This wonderful Bell shows Kwan Yin - Goddess of Compassion and chinese characters for happiness, good fortune and prosperity. Kwan Yin, Goddess of mercy or compassion, is the most celebrated Goddess in Asia. She is the female form of the Bodhisattva, who postponed her own buddhahood in order to help the people. In Feng Shui, she is often used in the wealth corner to bring peace to monetary situations or used in the love corner as a symbol of unconditional love and compassion.
Bell is 6" tall x 4 1/4" wide and overall length with hanging cord and striker tassels is approx. 20"
Small Buddha Blessing Bell
Born a man, living as a mortal, by His own exertion Buddha attained the supreme state of perfection called Buddhahood, and without keeping His Enlightenment to Himself, He proclaimed to the world the latent possibilities and the invincible power of the human mind. His noble example was a source of inspiration to all. He was the most compassionate and tolerant of teachers. As a man He was born, as a Buddha He lived, and as a Buddha His life came to an end. About one fifth of the population of the world hails the Buddha as the greatest religious teacher that ever lived on earth. Overall length with hanging cord and striker tassels is approx. 14"
Small Kwan Yin Bell
This wonderful Bell shows Kwan Yin - Goddess of Compassion and chinese characters for happiness, good fortune and prosperity. Kwan Yin, Goddess of mercy or compassion, is the most celebrated Goddess in Asia. She is the female form of the Bodhisattva, who postponed her own buddhahood in order to help the people. In Feng Shui, she is often used in the wealth corner to bring peace to monetary situations or used in the love corner as a symbol of unconditional love and compassion.
Approx 15" overall
Small Good Fortune Bell
Hang this brass good fortune bell in your home, office or business. Measures 12" long.


Singing Bowls

They are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle,
standing bells sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound.
Singing bowls were traditionally used throughout Asia as part of Buddhist meditation practices.
Today they are used worldwide for meditation and relaxation.
The best known type are from the Himalayan region and are often called "Tibetan Singing Bowls."

Brass Singing Bowl Undecorated
Made in India. 6" diameter X 3" tall. Includes wooden mallet.
Tibetan Singing Bowl - Large.
Used for meditation and prayer, the singing bowl is often used within Tibetan Buddhism to accompany mudras, prayers, and hymns. When it is rung gentle with its mallet, a vibration can be felt in the brass that is said to help remove negative energy, and find peace within meditation. It is also said to make the singing bowl a powerful tool for aligning the chakras and other similar ritual practice. This positive, cleansing vibration can also sometimes be used for chase off evil spirits, or otherwise cleanse a ritual space before intensive prayer and ritual magick. Decorated with Tibetan script on its outer surface and featuring symbols of religious significance embossed in the bell`s inner surface, this singing bowl measures approximately 6" wide, and 3 1/2" high at its highest point. It comes with a wooden, leather coated mallet with which to make it "sing," and a padded pillow to keep it muffled when you do not wish it to ring out. Actual size may vary slightly, due to the hand-made process. Comes with a wooden mallet and a pillow (colors vary).
Tibetan Singing Bowl - Small.
A powerful instrument of meditation and prayer, the singing bowl is sometimes used to accompany mudras, and other such hymns and prayers. The vibration that is felt in the brass when it is struck and played is often held to help remove negative energy and help find peace within meditation, aligning the chakras, and other such ritual practice. Much like other bells and noise makers, they can also be used in chasing off evil spirits, or otherwise cleansing a ritual space before intensive prayer and ritual magick. This particular singing bowl is decorated in an elaborate Tibetan script around its outer surface, with further symbols of religious significance embossed in bell`s inner surface, all surrounding an image of Buddha, sitting in the lotus position within the petals of the lotus flower, cupping a singing bowl in one hand. Measuring 4" wide at its widest point and 2 1/2" high, this bowl is a wonderful addition to any altar or space, coming with a wooden, leather-coated hammer with which to make it sing. Actual size may vary slightly, due to the hand-made process. Comes with a wooden mallet and a pillow (colors vary).
Tibetan Singing Bowl - Small.
An absolutely stunning Traditional Singing Bowl handcrafted by monks in Nepal. The sound is absolutely stunning - one of the best we have found. Features a seven-metal composition, with Tibetan Buddhist symbols etched on the sides of the bowl, and 5 Buddha reliefs are raised on the inside bottom. Actual size may vary slightly, due to the hand-made process. Approximately 5 3/4" diameter X 3" height. Comes with a wooden mallet and a pillow (colors vary).


Meditation Shrines
Trinity Tibetan Buddha
This meditation shrine features a Tibetan Buddha sitting in a mudra (gesture) of protection and fearlessness. He sits surrounded by Boddhisattvas ( followers of the teachings of Buddha). On the bottom are carvings from the animal kingdom representing Heaven and Earth. This wonderful trinity devotional is perfect for meditation or decorating your sacred space/altar.
Approx. 6 1/2" tall X 7 1/2" wide when open
Trinity The Laughing Buddha
This meditation shrine features Hotai, the Laughing Buddha, or bringer of Good Fortune and Joy. Hotai sits between two sacred warriors, both Devotees of this Buddha. Hotai brings prosperity, happiness, joy, luck, and children to all who follow him. This wonderful trinity devotional is perfect for meditation or decorating your sacred space/altar.
Approx. 6 1/2" tall X 7 1/2" wide when open
Trinity Kwan Yin Sitting
This meditation shrine features Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Kwan Yin has her hand raised in the traditional mudra (gesture) of protection and assurance, and carries a vase filled with the tears of compassion. Surrounded by two female deities on either side, Quan Yin brings peace, serenity, and unconditional love. This wonderful trinity devotional is perfect for meditation or decorating your sacred space or altar. 9"
Approx. 9 1/2" tall X 9" wide when open
Trinity Kwan Yin Standing
This meditation shrine features Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Kwan Yin has her hand raised in the traditional mudra (gesture) of protection and assurance, and carries a vase filled with the tears of compassion. Surrounded by two female deities on either side, Quan Yin brings peace, serenity, and unconditional love. This wonderful trinity devotional is perfect for meditation or decorating your sacred space or altar.
Approx. 9 1/2" tall X 9" wide when open


A Small Sampling of Our Meditation Cds
Bedtime - Guided Meditations for Children.
Michelle has created 10 special bedtime meditations for children aged 5 and upwards. Meditation at bedtime encourages the child to release the day and aid a good night's sleep. To let go of all that no longer matters, with the breath. To listen and concentrate on the words as magnificent pictures start to form in the mind and create thoughts and feelings of happiness, security and love.
1. Little Fluffy Clouds 2. Dream Blanket 3. Man in the Moon 4. Sweet Dreams 5. White Feathers 6. Rainbow Drops 7. Bear Listen 8. Bubble Bath 9. Star Light 10. The Dream Fairies
Centering Meditation
The music created especially for this guided meditation cd is blissfully woven with the marvelous meditation to create a unified tapestry of sound; to achieve this harmony, the musicians have attuned over 27 ancient and acoustic instruments to the correct key, rhythm, and tempo to bring about harmonious self-awareness. As in a succesful healing session this meditation will leave you feeling transformed, inspired and refreshed.
1. Centering Meditation - Text and Music 2. Centering Meditation - Instrumental
Guide to Meditations Gold
This Double CD of 20 short themed meditations is not only for the novice but also for the more experienced meditator to enjoy. CD1 focuses on incorporating meditations into our daily lives with specific meditations to use at key times of the day - upon waking, lunchtime, bedtime, etc. CD2 is broader and includes meditations for particular life situations and circumstances - interviews, inspiration, motivation, anxiety, etc.
Cd 1: 1. On waking 2. Mid morning 3. Lunchtime 4. Mid afternoon 5. Evening meditation 6. Bedtime meditation
Cd 2: 1. Motivation 2. Inspiration 3. Guidance and inner wisdom 4. Anxiety/panic 5. Assertiveness 6. The interview
7. The meeting 8. Instant calm 9. Headache/migraine - healing from within 10. Forgiveness and healing the heart 11. Joy - experience the Divine 12. A walk in the park 13. Sunbathing on the beach 14. A celebration of winter
Guided Meditations for Pregnancy & Birth
Let this beautiful collection of meditations and soothing music lead you and your baby on a journey of discovery,love and an unbreakable bond. 1. The Breath - focussing on the breath is an ancient teaching of meditation. Not only will this practice encourage relaxation but also assist you on being in tune with your body during pregnancy and child birth. 2. Dedicated Time for Two - spending quality and focused time with your baby every day will form a deep and wonderful bond before baby is born. 3. Babys Song - within the womb baby will explore ways of communicating with you. Listen to baby's song. 4. Release - There may be times when aches and pains are present. This meditation has been guided to assist you with releasing the pain and remaining in "control". 5. A Perfect Night - Getting comfortable in those last couple of months is no easy task. Allow this short meditation and soft comforting music to relax into a perfect nights sleep.
Meditation Drum
Create a serene enviroment of inner peace and enjoy effortless meditation with this ambient drum music. David & Steve Gordon have created an entirely new kind of meditation music with Shamanic Tribal drums, resonating Crystal and Tibetan bowls and gentle Native American Flute. Let the steady beats anchor you to your own center, your place of power, where you can breathe and be whole.
1. Kundalini Drum 2. Shaman Drum 3. Mantra Drum 4. Mindfulness Drum
Meditation Workshop
In this innovative workshop CD, popular meditation teacher Philip Permutt introduces beginners to meditation techniques and exercises that will enable them to relax the body and empty the mind. Includes a specially recorded guided meditation and detailed sleeve notes by Philip.
1. Introduction 2. Meditation "Breathe" 3. The fight or flight response - why you feel relaxed 4. Meditation "Tension Release" 5. Benefits of meditation 6. Meditation "Deep Breathe" 7. Meditation "The Pool of the Soul" 8. What is meditation
The Little Crystal Meditation Album
Ideal for both beginners and advanced meditators, The Little Crystal Meditation Album is a groundbreaking recording that uniquely brings crystal healing and meditation together. In short 10 minute tracks for busy people on the go, Philip Permutt combines the energies of crystals with traditional meditation practice to enhance the various stages of meditation; from getting started; clearing the body, mind and spirit; through to a deeper level of discovery. Includes detailed sleeve notes by top UK crystal expert Philip Permutt.
Introduction * Meditation 1. Kyanite * Meditation 2. Celestite * Meditation 3. Morganite * Meditation 4. Lingham
* Meditation 5. Amethyst * Meditation 6. Quartz
The Little Spirit Guide Meditation Album
This is the album to help you meet and work with your spirit guides. Find a new depth of meditation and spiritual understanding. Experienced meditation teacher Philip Permutt takes you on six individual meditation journeys designed to meet your spirit guides and find direction and the answers you seek.
1. Introduction 2. The Mountain 3. The Forest (animal guides) 4. The Cave 5. The Crystal 6. The Pyramid
7. The Temple in the Clouds


Meditation Books
Meditation The First and Last Freedom - A Practical Guide by Osho
Osho's words on the discipline of meditation. Meditation is an adventure, the greatest adventure the human mind can undertake. Meditation is just to be, not doing anything--no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are and it is a sheer delight. From where does this delight come when you are not doing anything? It comes from nowhere, or it comes from everywher. It is uncaused, because existence is made of the stuff called joy! Meditation is not an Indian method; it is not simply a technique. You cannot learn it. It is a growth: a growth of your total living, out of your total living. Meditation is not something that can be added to you as you are. It cannot be added to you; it can only come to you through a basic transformation, a mutation. It is a flowering, a growth. Growth is always from the total' it is not an addition. Just like love, it cannot be added to you. It grows out of you, out of your totality. You must grow toward meditation.
Softcover - 8" X 7 1/4" - 287 pages
The Meditation Year - A seasonal guide to contemplation, relaxation, and visualization by Jane Hope
Center your day with meditation exercises that complement earth's natural cycles. THE MEDITATION YEAR introduces the traditional principles of meditation by using straightforward, practical approaches and a new comtemplative theme each month. You will learn the techniques necessary for successful daily meditation, ranging from simple breathing techniques and postures to the of visualization and words in meditative practice. Stories and quotes offer inspirational insights into meditation traditions in Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Shamanic, and Taoist cultures.
Hardcover - 5 7/8" X 5 3/4" - 255 pages
How to Meditate - A step-by-step guide to the Art & Science of Meditation by Jyotish Novak
This clear and concise guidebook contains everything you need to start your practice. With easy-to-follow instructions, meditation teacher Jyotish Novak demystifies meditation-presenting the essential techniques so that you can quickly grasp them.
Softcover - 6 7/8" X 5 1/2" - 199 pages
The Meditation Bible - The definitive guide to meditations for every purpose by Madonna Gauding
Drawn from a variety of ancient and modern traditions, the 140 meditations in this user-friendly guide are designed for many intentions, whether problem solving or clarifying goals. Complete with advice on meditation postures, preparations, and establishing a special meditation space, The Meditation Bible will become a daily source of comfort and inspiration.
Softcover - 6 5/8" X 5 1/2" - 400 pages
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Short Meditations - Meditations to quiet your mind and soothe your soul by Susan Gregg
You are no idiot, of course. You have a lot going on and your jam-packed days often leave you feeling stressed and run-down. This book will help you find moments of meaning in your busy days. Learn how to meditate anytime, anyplace with brief meditations that will help you get in touch with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Use the explained simple techniques when you need to relax and unwind. So take a load off your mind. Create the life you've always wanted. Enjoy each day. Heal you body and control pain. Tap into you creativity. Say "yes" to what you really want. With this book you are minutes away from inner peace!
Softcover - 9" X 6" - 185 pages
The Best Guide to Meditation by Victor N. Davich
You've heard about meditation but don't know where to begin? Begin with this book! Want instant gratification? Go directly to chapter 2 and you will start meditating immediately! Your doctor says you can control stress with meditation. Your doctor is right! It also works on anxiety and hypertension. This book jump-starts the novice by making meditation instantly accessible, and shows intermediate and advance meditators how to deepen their practice. If you are looking for peace of mind, happiness, relaxation, and serenity, try meditation. It's simple, it's natural, and it's results can be permanent. Feeling muddleheaded, slightly out of it? Meditating gets you in touch with your emotions and teaches you how to go with the flow.
Softcover - 9 1/8" X 7 3/8" - 350 pages

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