Singing Bowls are from the magical Himalayas of Nepal, Tibet and India. They are made from a mixture of metals and when rubbed with a mallet, they produce a complex and beautiful sound full of amazing harmonics and overtones. These instruments have been used for centuries to produce relaxation and facilitate meditation. The bowls are made of seven metals one for each of the following: the sun, moon, mercury, Venus, mars, Jupiter and Saturn. All bowls are individual and the differing proportions of metals produce different sound. Traditionally the metals were poured onto a flat stone and beaten into the bowl shape with a hammer.
The bowls were made by Tibetan monks for their offerings, and for their sound which was meditated upon. Every young man in Tibet served time as a monk and it was part of the discipline and commitment at the monastery that the monk would spend many hours of labor and meditation in the long process of making a bowl.
The sound of the Tibetan Bowls weave a tapestry of healing and relaxation. When the listeners allow themselves to let go, they are carried gently along in a dreamlike state as tension, pain and old emotions are eased and gently float away to be replaced by a calming and blissful state of being at one with the energy fields that surround them.
The therapeutic effects of the Tibetan singing bowls are numerous. Physically they facilitate the release of tension and stress while having a calming effect on the nervous system. Mentally they relax the mind, inspire clarity, focus, and concentration, and spiritually they help open the gateways to expanded awareness of light states of consciousness.
Her I would like to thank Chandra who generously made the singing bowls available to me from his collection. I would also like to thank Bhikkhu and Waduda of New Earth Records for their courage and distance vision to publish Nada Himalaya 1. And to my brother Martin and Klaus wiese for valuable with the production of Tibet Nada Himalaya 2.
The surprising success of Nada Himalaya/ Inspired me to again dive into the world of Tibetan bowls and bells to create a successor-a CD which goes deeper, touching new areas in the listener. For me there is great joy in experimenting with sound, which leads into meditation and exploring beyond the known. A primary focus in my music making has always been to create music which helps one to cross the threshold into the inner silence or to express it more colourfully: to touch the Divine, the source that is in all of us. This album is designed to do just that. Sounds without a melody a melody or a story create a space where one looses all sense of time. And time is a man-made structure; it is past and future. Listening happens in the here and now. Free from time and the ego self we reach the oneness, the healing. And there the realization of wonder and mystery of our being. All of life and all that is pulsating with its unique vibration are influenced by the vibration of others. Keeping this in mind we see and understand how the frequencies of sound and music can influence, change and heal.
In response to listeners I created pieces suited for shorter mediations and yet, Tibet is still one whole composition and flow ideal background for healing and massage. As in the first album, all tones and sounds have a natural source, created with Tibetan bells and bowls.
The reality today is that we are all interdependent and we haveto co-exist on this small planet. Therefore the only sensible and intelligent way of resoling differences, whether between individuals, people or nations, is through a political culture of non-violence and dialogue. “The Dalai Lama”
The Subtime harmonic vibrations of the Tibetan bowls and deuter’s ability to access the purity of their sustained running tones resonates deep within the heart, transporting the listener to a world of serenity and peace. Journey to the depths of your inner being with this totality refreshing CD, ideal for soothing and calming the mind, Harmonic tones natural state of equanimity.