Vajra and Bell Symbolism

In this video Lama Tenzin Sangpo explains the symbolism of the vajra and bell, and how to treat these ritual items. Lama la also demonstrates correct way to hold and play the bell.

“We need to be very mindful about treating our bell and vajra. For example, we should not put our bell and vajra on a bare table, but on brocade cloth. Once a Vajra Master has consecrated our bell, it is not just an ordinary metal bell anymore, the whole mandala of deities is present within it. Sound of the bell is the emptiness resounding.” – Lama Tenzin Sangpo

Dharma Ratna Online offers genuine bells and vajras made in Dehradun, India. Till today Dehradun preserves a very old tradition of making bells that are famous for the high quality of casting and sound. Senior Lamas of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery carefully select the bells and vajras for the Dharma Ratna, and then Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche consecrates them.

Vajra and bell sets are available in large and small size, some are adorned with the symbols of the 5 Buddha families, and some bear ornaments of Dharma wheels.