VIDEO: Learning to Play Tibetan Singing Bowls in Kathmandu, Nepal
Each time I return to Kathmandu, Nepal, I find a new craze. This year it was Tibetan singing bowls. Not only were they for sale in shops all over the city, every Yoga studio or meditation class seemed to offer singing bowl healing sessions.
I was fortunate to meet a nice young man from Hong Kong, Mok To, who had just completed a week-long class on how to play the handcrafted brass bowls. He invited me to a rooftop performance, where he showed a group of us how to make the bowls “sing.” Afterward, we all tried our hand at playing them. After a bit of practice and a lot of patience, I was able to make the large ones “sing,” but found it much more difficult to sustain a tone in the smaller bowls. Check out the video below, where Mok To shows us how to play the Tibetan singing bowls.
If you enjoyed my video about the Tibetan Singing Bowls, you may be also find my video about a Nepali Puja performed one year after the death of a family member of interest.