temple bells


Temple bells are a form of gong used in Japan and Tibet in Buddhist ceremonies. Temple bells (dobachi), and the related resting bells or singing bells, are basins of hammered bronze placed on a cushion or held in the hand with the opening upwards. They are struck at the rim, or, in the case of Tibetan singing bowls, played by rubbing the edge with the beater to create a sustained singing effect. These temple bowl gongs have a pure tone and are used as an aid to meditation.