As a PS to MC’s Tibetan session wrapup post,
(and, to be fair/inclusive, “Tibetan singing bowls” are not unique to Tibet, but MC finds this, among other labels, has a nice ring to it)
Metallurgical analys[e]s have varied, from a predominantly two metal alloy of copper and tin with trace iron content (Oxford University, UK) to an eight alloy of copper and tin with traces of iron, lead, zinc, gold, silver and mercury (Concordia University, Quebec).…
…Playing the bells usually causes an immediate centering effect. The tones set up a “frequency following response” that creates a balancing left/right brain synchronization. Meditating on the subtle sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl tunes one in to the universal sound within and without.
Here’s how to play them: