Clearance Tibetan Tingsha Bells Cymbals 6cm Leather Cord Use For Prosperity & Meditation
Clearance! Normal price €19
TIBETAN TINGSHA BELLS (CYMBALS)
You get ONE set of two Tingsha Bells on a leather cord.
Currently available in 8 AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS design.
Dimensions: approx. 6cm in diameter, Weight: approx. 150g (for the pair).
Tingshas - Hand Cymbals
The silvery, soothing, rich sound of Tingshas instantly strike an echo within the heart. Their purpose is to summon, therefore Tingshas call us to awareness, to remember who we are, and to recognise our priorities in the world. The Tingshas draw their name from the Tibetan syllables "ting" (ringing sound of metal) and "sha" (hanging), so their meaning can be translated as "hanging cymbals".
How Tingsha's are made:
The Tingsha are individually handcrafted by the ancient Tibetan method of sand-casting, where an upper and lower mould are made from fine wet sand which is then baked several times over a charcoal fire. When the moulds are ready, the molten bell metal is poured. After casting, each individual Tingsha is skilfully tuned by hammering around the thick outer rim to create a perfectly matching pitch for each pair.The bell metal used in the Tingsha is made of a pure bronze alloy of copper and tin, with a white metal component of zinc and nickel.
How to play the Tingshas:
There are three main techniques for striking the Tingshas to create a sustained sound. The leather thong is hold between fingers and thumb just above the centre of each cymbal.
- Suspend the Tingshas horizontally, a few inches apart, then draw them together so that their edges strike.
- Suspend one Tingsha horizontally, while holding the downward-striking Tingsha vertically in the opposite hand.
- Hold both Tingshas vertically, at right angles, and strike edges together with a simultaneous movement of both hands.
As hanging chimes, the Tingshsa may be suspended by their leather thong from two hooks and struck with a wooden striker. The paired Tingshas may also be separated to create two individual cymbals, with a striker attached to each end of the divided leather thong.
Traditionally, Tingshas are used as guidance of prayers and food offerings for the dead; in burned foods and water offerings for the "hungry ghosts" or tormented spirits; in burned food offerings for the "four classes of guests". These rituals are performed by Tibetan monks, and they can be repeated daily, or as a cycle of a hundred thousand offerings.
Used in meditation, when Tingshas (cymbals) strike each other, they produce a clear, pure sound. This indicates the beginning and the end - at the beginning you let go of everything, except for the clear moment of here and now; at the end you awaken physically and spiritually in the here and now of material reality.
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