Above is a sound clip of this style of bell/tingsha, the sound will vary some as they are each hand cast and slightly different.
3 inches in diameter
Black Tibetan Tingsha chimes. The outside features Sanskrit writings. The bottom features different Om symbols.
Tibetan Tingsha chimes are traditionally used by Tibetan Buddhists to mark the beginning and end of meditation. They are also used by a Buddhist master to bring a student back into focus when his mind wanders during meditation. Our chimes are made in Nepal of an alloy of bronze, iron and zinc.
The sound is penetrating and purposely dissonant unlike the harmonic overtones of the Tibetan singing bowls.