Tingsha (Tibetan: ཏིང་ཤགས་, Wylie: ting-shags) – two cymbals joined with a leather strap – is a musical instrument used in various Buddhist practices. These tingsha have been consecrated by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
In Chokling Tersar tradition tingsha are played primarily in the context of Sur offering and water-torma offering. According to the explanation given by the Senior Lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, the gentle sound of tingsha has the power to gather bardo beings and pretas (hungry ghosts), who are the main recipients of Sur and water-torma offerings respectively. These beings are weak and exhausted by sufferings, therefore, when inviting them to receive the offering, it is good to use a pleasant and soothing sound of tingsha.
Dharma Ratna shop is delighted to offer these high quality tingsha, crafted by skillful Patan masters. The cymbals are made of 7 metals: copper, lead, iron, tin, mercury, silver, and gold. They resound with the musical note D which resonates with the heart chakra. Some cymbal available with us are marked with Tibetan syllables OM A HUNG, carved on the inside.
Diameter of the cymbal – 7.5 cm. Weight of the set – 360 gram. Brocade cover included.