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A Tibetan singing bowl. Birthday gift from my daughter:) Love it:)
Life is humming along. Wintery weather has kept me inside more than I like but that's ok. Good time of year to hibernate.
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Comment by D on May 20, 2009 at 12:30am
Love the bowl! Neat!!!!
Comment by shelagh on January 19, 2009 at 10:45pm
Jay, That IS cool. Really Pema's books are great. Simple and practical. Chogyam was an alcoholic and led quite a dissolute lifestyle but he had wisdom and knowledge. There was a "royal" wedding here a couple of years ago. His son who is the head of the lineage (?) was married amidst much hoopla.It is fascinating to live here in this small salty city with all the Buddhist influence permeating it.
Comment by shelagh on January 19, 2009 at 9:21pm
Hi Astrid, you hit it with the small stick and it rings like a tuning fork. You then take the stick and roll it around the bowl and the note gets louder ans resonates around the room. It is quite beautiful. People use it for meditation, healing, clearing of personal space. I just like the look of it too:)
Comment by shelagh on January 19, 2009 at 9:11pm
Hi Jay, I try :) Ha, this response is full of links, sorry but you got me going:) Just so happens that I do know of Shambhala.
Interesting. Chogyam Trungpa founded the Shambhala school of meditation. He was a controversial figure. Eventually settling in Nova Scotia, because the "energy" was right. He had already founded a monastery here, Gampo Abbey, where people can come for retreats. Pema Chodron a prominent Buddhist teacher and writer is the Abbess. She has written some great books.The Shambhala Sun is based here too. There are hundreds of Buddhists here now as a result of Trungpa. The singing bowl came from one of their shops. I actually was present after he had passed away and they were taking his body from his house( huge place) There were hundreds of Buddhists on the lawn and spilling out onto the street. Chanting and droning as he was ( his body)carried to a limousine. I was just coming back from a walk and happened upon it. Very surreal.
So, there you have it!
Cheers, S.
Comment by Astrid on January 19, 2009 at 8:52pm
thats a really nice bowl what is it used for, why is called a singing bowl?

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