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Notes from the Rubin Museum

Notes from the Rubin Museum

Whenever I’m in New York City, I make a pilgrimage to the Rubin Museum.  Housed in the old Barney’s Building on Sixth Avenue and 17th Street, I love to sit in its Cafe, eat vegetarian MoMo’s and think to myself “this used to be the hosiery...
Singing Bowl Physics and Metallurgy: a Chat with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

Singing Bowl Physics and Metallurgy: a Chat with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

Last Summer, I posted a video on Facebook aired by the BBC entitled  “On How Tibetan Singing Bowls Are Making Waves in Physics”. The following guest blog includes ensuing comments by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, D.C., B.F.A C.N.S.T./ Diplomate.  Dr. Thompson is a foremost...
The Tao of Acceptance – Reflections of Dao Zhen in the Earthquake's Aftermath

The Tao of Acceptance – Reflections of Dao Zhen in the Earthquake's Aftermath

One of my goals of the Secret Lives of Singing Bowls is to show the many ways in which singing bowls are integrated into cultures all over the planet in the form of healing modalities, music, and meditation tools. There is no better resource for this focus than...
The Tuning of Tibetan Singing Bowls

The Tuning of Tibetan Singing Bowls

I am often asked the question:  “How do I know what frequency my singing bowl is”?  Well, actually a Tibetan Singing bowl produces several frequencies.  Most bowls (but not all of them) are tuned to a flatted fifth, also known as a Tritone.  So, the...
Life in Winter

Life in Winter

Summer of 2010 was the coldest summer on record in Los Angeles, and I think this winter is the coldest I can remember in the 17 years that I’ve lived here.  That summer, cold as it was, was a non-starter.  Rain had ordered Begonia bulbs in the Spring, but by the...

Heart Chakra Healing Meditation

Heart Chakra Healing Meditation with Singing Bowl A happy Valentines Day may not be about receiving flowers or Valentines messages, a romantic evening on the town, or even having a date! It’s so easy to be distracted into quantifying the measure of love in our...
Singing Bowls for Lee: In Memoriam

Singing Bowls for Lee: In Memoriam

Lee Lozowick Founder, Partner, Vigraha, LLC In Memoriam A year ago today, February 2, 2010, Lee and I sat on the oriental carpet of Bodhisattva’s showroom at the Tucson Gem show, as we had in many a recent year past, selecting singing bowls.  His bevy of various...
Singing Bowls and Pain Management

Singing Bowls and Pain Management

We just heard back from Ryan N., therapist at a Pain Management Clinic in Highland, California.  Ryan and his partner, Rae visited us in September  to purchase a bowl for therapeutic use in the Clinic’s wellness room.  This is what he shared with us: “I...
Dalai Lama Teachings, Bloomington 2010

Dalai Lama Teachings, Bloomington 2010

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Teachings on The Heart Sutra Bloomington, Indiana,  May 11 – 13, 2010 The Tibetan-Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC) hosted His Holiness’s teachings in the lovely, storied campus of Bloomington, Indiana.  Bodhisattva Trading...
Notes from the Rubin Museum

Singing Bowls and the Breath

Singing Bowls and the Breath Our breath is the ultimate act of generosity life gives us.  Without it, no other of life’s abundant gifts are possible. Our breath is a chorus, accompanying us as the ambient sound track of our lives, from the moment of birth until...
Discovering the Male Tone of a Singing Bowl

Discovering the Male Tone of a Singing Bowl

Discovering the Male Tone of a Singing Bowl It was Fall of 2000, and the 2nd International Conference on Buddhism, fittingly, was off to a quiet start. Rain and I had driven from Los Angeles through the Southwest and the Rockies, and had arrived late at night our...

The Secret Lives of Singing Bowls

The Monastery door, massive, and ornately carved, spoke of its life as a Sheesham tree in a medieval forest, as it granted egress from the courtyard into the field of grey stones, beyond.  It spoke softly of its Dharma as a protector, far above the forests of its...