Tingshas (ding-shas) are hand-cimbals and originally come from Tibet. In Tibetan, the word tingsha means ‘hanging cymbal’. They are traditionally used as musical accompaniment to spiritual actions. Think for example of services and prayer rituals, or meditation. Especially in Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism you can find tingshas. Tingshas are also used for harmonising and cleaning energy, for example in Feng Shui or energetic medicine. Ornaments The two cymbals of the tingsha are usually decorated at the top with figures and signs. This tingsha is decorated with the mantra Om Mani Pad Me Hum. Composition The cymbals of the tingsha are made of different metals, a so-called alloy. The most common alloy is bronze: a combination of copper, tin and small amounts of nickel. Each disc of this tingsha is cast separately and then voted by hand. Storage This tingsha is best kept in a dedicated pouch. It is made of brocade and has two compartments. You can also wrap it in a cloth or scarf. Om Mani Padme Hum (OMPMH ) is the most famous and widely spread Buddhist mantra. Anyone who feels inspired can use this mantra. So it does not require the dedication of a master. Cancelling or singing this mantra brings you to rest. Then you come back to yourself for a moment. Literally Om Mani Padme Hum means: ‘I honour the pearl in the lotus’. The mantra is addressed to the bodhisatva Avalokitesvara, who is asked for advice and comfort. This one is also the owner of the jewel (wisdom) in the lotus. Avalokiteshvara is a Buddha, who often reveals himself as a saint. The Buddha symbolizes a great power of compassion. Without distinction and without partiality, this Buddha is given to all sentient beings. Spiritual instruments at Spiru Spiru offers a wide range of spiritual instruments. In our Sound Sound department (https://spiru.nl/categorie/geluid-klank/) you will find all the essentials for your personal ritual. Think of singing bowls and rods, bells, gongs and tuning forks. We also have beautiful decorations (https://spiru.nl/categorie/home-living/) for your altar. Often handmade and unique. For authentic Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian products, Spiru is the right place for you!
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