6.5 – 6.7cm approximate diameter
How to Use
Use in meditation, healing, feng shui, blessing or clearing a space and in sound therapy. The cymbals make a clear tonal sound when struck together. People often use them to start and end a meditation practice or to change, energise or cleanse energies in a space.
Design varies and may not be that shown. Our cymbals come in three main designs – Om Mani Padme Hum, 8 Auspicious Symbols, Auspicious Dragons. If you do have a preference for a particular design please state that in order notes at the time of ordering. If it is not in stock we will let you know before we process your order and you can then choose another design, get a refund or wait for the desired design to be back in stock.
Om Mani Padme Hum is roughly translated as ‘The Jewel is in the Lotus’. The lotus is a symbol of creation. This is a mantra composed by one of the most revered Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara) – a person who delays his or her own enlightenment in order to guide other beings towards their Nirvana (escape from earthly suffering through compassion). Om is the essence of the 5 wisdoms and the primordial sound of the universe. This mantra is used to invoke compassion in the person saying it and is thought to protect from suffering and misfortune. Om is recited first as it is the essence of the 5 wisdoms. Mani is Jewel. Padme is lotus. Hum is recited last as it translates to ‘being mindful of this’.
Auspicious Dragons: in Chinese culture the dragon is associated with Good Luck and Good Fortune. According to myth the dragon is made up of 9 different animals; it has the claws of an eagle, the scales of a fish, the eyes of a lobster, the mouth of an ox, the horns of a deer, the nose of a canine, the mane of a lion, the tail of a snake and the whiskers of a catfish. According to this myth dragons can fly though it is wingless. It has power over the weather and can bring or withhold wind and rain. It is synonymous with power, imperial prestige and royalty. The ancient Han peoples of China believed that they were descended from dragons.
8 Auspicious Symbols: 8 auspicious symbols associated with prosperity, happiness, enlightenment and health. They are: Dharma Wheel, Lotus Flower, Victory Banner, Precious Umbrella, Vase of treasure, Golden Fish, Right-coiled White Conch, Auspicious Drawing.
Dharma Wheel – this is the Buddhist wheel of Life which turns endlessly and enable all beings to experience liberation through good deeds
Lotus Flower – the Lotus flower grows from the detritus and waste material of life. It is a symbol of beauty and transcendence over earthily suffering and pain through mindful practice
Victory Banner – this is the triumph of the Buddhist Doctrine ‘I teach suffering, its origin, its cessation, its path’
Precious Umbrella – Under the cool shade of the precious umbrella we can enjoy some respite from suffering. It helps us to preserve ourselves from illnesses that come from excessive indulgence in the earthly realm
Vase of Treasure – represents the abundance of long and healthy life, earthly prosperity and worldly benefits
Golden Fish – just as fish swim freely in water, the Golden Fish allows the human soul to pass fearlessly though life sufferings without danger of drowning in inauspicious influences
Right-coiled White Conch – the beautiful white conch which coils to the right and brings the uplifting sound of the Dharma teachings awakens us from ignorance and entices us to work with compassion towards the goodness of all beings
Auspicious drawing – symbolises the union of wisdom and compassion in arriving at decisions that are to the good of all