Beyond the psychological inquiry into dreams or the self-improvement techniques of affirmations lies the ancient and sacred practice of meditation. Some form of meditation is practiced in every major world religion. Yogis, Christian mystics, Zen Buddhists, Quakers, practitioners of the Kabbalah, and Secular Humanists, all experience the benefits of meditation.
A Moment of Stillness in Nature
The Zen Timepiece is an exquisite “accoutrement to meditation.” It can be used in a variety of ways to aid your practice and encourage you to “make time” to meditate. The first and most basic use of the Zen Timepiece in your meditation practice is as a signal of the end of your allotted meditation time.
If you want to meditate for twenty minutes, simply set our Chime countdown timer for twenty minutes and begin your meditation. When the countdown timer reaches zero and the bowl/gong is struck, you can choose to end there or continue your meditation for about three and a half minutes until the next bowl strike, or even longer. Many meditators find that a “three and a half minute warning” is a perfect interval in which to gradually conclude their longer meditations. The first strike signals the final phase of the meditation and the second strike its conclusion. The beauty of the brass bowl/gong is that it complements rather than disturbs the meditative state while acting as an effective timer. No matter how you use it, the sonic clarity of the brass bowl provides an appropriate conclusion to your stillness.
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The bowl that comes with the Zen Timepiece is made from the following five metals: copper, zinc, lead, iron, and tin. It has been formed using the same forging techniques that have been used in Asia for two thousand years. Unlike hand-hammered Himalayan-style bowls, our Zen Timepiece’s rin gong bowl is made using methods which first appeared in Japan in the first century. Following these traditions, your bowl’s long-resonating tone has been carefully selected to bring beauty and harmony to your environment.
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1638 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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