A sampling of customer email feedback
The bowl is awesome. Thanks!
Love the bowl! Just wanted to let you know that I am so pleased with the singing bowl I purchased from you. I have a feeling I will be ordering more. Many thanks!
Thank you so much Ryan for the beautiful singing bowl! Such a lovely angelic sound it makes, and I love it! By the way, it arrived right on my birthday today, even though tracking info said it would arrive at a much later date. Your bowls are the best.
HOLY MOLY … My bowls arrived – WOWWWWWW. They are stunning especially that big one. I AM so looking forward to taking them up into the snow and getting to know them. Here go some pics for you from this last week and taking my first bowl up into energies of Aoraki (throat chakra for New Zealand).
You’ll be hearing from me again soon …. I’ll be after something very small (and very good) for sitting on my third eye. and of course I have my eye on some of those other big really awesome bowls.
Aloha Ryan! I just wanted to tell that I have received my singing bowl moments ago and I really Love it! It’s beautifully sounding (even though it’s my first one and I really don’t have anything to compare with :)… And it came really fast too! (considering everything gets slow to Hawaii!) LOL! I do appreciate your business now and in the future! Mahalo again!
Just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with my singing bowl, which arrived safely and well-packaged and exactly as described. Your site provided more detail than most in its descriptions with complete visual and audio images – so there were no surprises. I am bonding nicely with the bowl as I learn how to invite its various moods and voices. The Tibetan carpet square is also beautiful, and I much prefer it over bowl cushions. Thank you!
Today arrived the Jambati :):) Jambati’s has very good, great, amazing sounds. If we hear this is like when the Jambati is talking the tale for us. There are many octaves! And i was surprised how big it! :):) And the vibration is also good and it can be heard for a long time. I am totally satisfied with the Jambati and with You too. I am thankful because: You are reliable and very fast in affairs. You was/are correct with me, thank You the all!
I almost forget it, You were very kind (You made the official document cleverly) Thank You this too! :-)
I got some bowls from another vendor and they were not good. I just received your 4 bowls and they are just like in Mitch’s class very good quality. I love how you picked out the low tone one for the set. I will get some more bowls from you soon. [Note: Student of Mitch Nur]
I am very pleased with my bowl but it only makes me want more of them.
I got the bowls a few days ago. I am having a hard time not playing one every time I pass by.
I LOVE my bowls – thank you very much. – [Customer from South Africa]
It arrived and it’s a BEAUTY! Thanks
The last shipment of bowls (for a while) arrived, and they are beautiful, as I knew they would be. I’m including a photo. A reasonable start to a small collection, I think, and, if I do say so myself, well chosen. Also included are two pictures of my cats with the first five bowls. I might say they were having their CHATkras aligned.
Nice bowl! You rock! Thanks
The bowl is beautiful and way more than I had hoped for. Thank you. I love this bowl and so will my husband!
just to say thank you for the gorgeous bowls which I finally got yesterday (and luckily I didn’t have to pay too much tax on them). My Jordanian friend was also enchanted by them ~ he’d never seen anything like them ~ and the sounds they produce are beautiful, aren’t they? Thank you for choosing that combination. They’re bigger than I expected, and actually just the right size, and they look lovely. I’ll have to find your e-mail with the information about their notes now, and I’ll have to look online to see how to play them properly, though I’m so happy that they make a lovely sound whatever I do! The mats are great too. Oh and I also love the tissue paper around them ~ very special!
So many thanks again, I’m very happy now!
I just wanted to let you know that the bowl arrived safely today and is fitting in so well with the rest of the collection. It is precisely the sound I needed, and I am delighted to have found it … Thanks again for sending this treasure my way!
Thank you for your selection of singing bowls. They are all truly wonderful and have anchored well with my other old bowls. I have spent the day working them out and their individual quality continues to impress me.
Thanks so much for picking this bowl out for me. It is exactly what I wanted. It has a great tone and is almost like having 3 different bowls. Love it, love it, love it! Sometimes just listening to the sound of this wonderful bowl for a few strikes is enough to pull me into a meditative state. Thanks again for the excellent customer service.
Ryan, You know how to pick bowls!!!!!!!!!! the first harmonics ring clean, clear, and long. Some bowl people can not hear the third and forth harmonic so they do not pick the bowls that the third and forth ring out, this bowls first four harmonics ring clean, clear, and long. Thanks again for your kindness. Blessings your way!
I got my bowl about half an hour ago. The tone when struck is just lovely, and maintains for a long time! Thank you for the good choice. I’m pleased with it. :)
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the bowl you sent. I appreciated your finding out what kind of tone and note I was looking for and picking a bowl that fit. Your willingness to expedite the shipping so that it could arrive on time for the bridal shower gift made all the difference! I want you to know that our gift brought tears to the bride-to-be’s eyes, and she told me later it was her favorite gift.
Thank you again for picking out the most beautiful, perfect singing bowl for me!
I love it!! Your antique bowls are of very high quality, and thank you for packaging them so well that they arrive in perfect condition!
I love my bowl! Thank you.
[note – this customer bought a small special and returned it because the bowl did not have enough oomph in it. I picked a larger bowl for her out of backstock for an additional $100]
Ryan, this bowl is so lovely… the tone is absolutely enchanting. I’m grateful to you for choosing such a nice one
I have just had the best possible experience in purchasing a set of bowls from Ryan at Best Singing Bowls! I didn’t know a lot about how to choose bowls individually so I finally just called. Ryan took the time to talk with me, answer my questions, and really find out what I wanted to do with my bowls. Based on that and my preferred price range, he put together several sets for me to listen to. After more questions and his patient answers, I had my bowls. I love them! Many thanks to Ryan and I’m looking forward to continuing to add to my set from his wonderful offerings. If you are interested in singing bowls, don’t hesitate to get them from Best Singing Bowls. Thanks, Ryan, for the awesome service and wonderful set of bowls!
I wanted to let you know that I received my singing bowl today safe and sound! As I was perusing your sight and listening to the clips, this one spoke to me. Even after looking at and listening to similar bowls, I came back to this particular one every time. It is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for calling! If it weren’t for that call, I would not have this beautiful little singing bowl. I am very grateful!
Hey Ryan, just received your singing bowl yesterday. Totally satisfied with product. Amazing harmonics and quite the sonic experience. Properly packed and shipped out fast. Looking forward to my next bowl. Thanks again
Love your web site–very helpful. If you are going to surprise me, I like the lower, deeper tones best. [customer ordered mid size special with this request] **** I received my bowl yesterday and it is perfect! Just what I wanted. Thanks for the great service.
I wanted to thank you for your help and amazing service! I received my Antique Remuna bowl today and I love it!!! I picked it up and it sang straight away :D It looks and sounds exactly as described on your site. As a bonus, it sounds great with my other two bowls. Thank you again for your great customer service and for the beautiful bowl! I can’t wait to get my next one!
received!! in time for xmas thanks!!! thanks for a great service and amazing bowls! happy holidays!! [Southern hemisphere customer]
Thanks for being there.
What a thorough answer – thank you so much.
Greetings Ryan, so, the order has arrived and in time for our event tonight! I will definitely be wanting to try an assortment of your fine mallets, thanks so much for steering me this way!
Thank you for all of your help!!! If I’m ever in the market again for the best bowls, I’m coming to you!
I very much appreciated everything you did for me! I’m so excited to get her started and into more bowls!
Thank you Ryan. Received both. It truly is (special)! Blessings
What a blessing it has been to have met you Ryan! I am so excited to start working with the bowls.
Sets and Collections
My name is Sam, and I purchased a set of 10 singing bowls from you a few months ago. I just wanted to say thank you so much.
I have now spent a considerable amount of time getting to know my bowls and I love them. It took a while, but I have now gotten each of them to sing for me, and am learning their personalities and likes and dislikes (in terms of mallet and pressure).
As I develop my skills as a sound healer and continue to research and read, many have said that it is important to choose one’s own bowls in person. At first, this worried me, and I felt I had made a mistake or moved too quickly. But, whether it is the quality of the bowls you have curated, or your own care and attention as you configured the set that I bought, I don’t believe I would necessarily have made “better” choices in person.
I use them weekly in my restorative yoga class, and they’re magic.
Thank you for the time you spent speaking with me about my needs, and the careful consideration I know you put into selecting my bowls.
Just got the bowls and played with them a bit. They are awesome! I’ll play them in the whole set tonight and see how they sing with the choir. I thought it was very convenient of them to nest perfectly! I didn’t expect such a small package. Thanks so much for all your help!
Ways Customers Use Bowls
Hi Ryan: My bowls arrived today and I am so happy! Thanks for the fast service!
I am planning to use them in a college performance enhancement course I am teaching for pianists. We are using yoga based breathing techniques to help improve focus and concentration and help minimize performance anxiety. We are also doing some 5 Rhythms dance to free the body and reduce physical and emotional inhibition. We will be doing a sound mediation to increase sensitivity to sound, overtones, pitch and timbre and that’s were the bowls come in. Thanks–I can’t wait to integrate them into the class!
I want to give you some feedback about the singing bowl you sent earlier this month. For many years I have attended silent meditation retreats, but had never led one until this past weekend. It was a four-day retreat, and it went very well. The deep, resonant sound of this particular bell was perfect. It received several compliments, and in a very real sense it was the heartbeat of our gathering.
I thank you for the work you do, and for making these beautiful pieces available. I intend to use this bell for many years to come, and eventually to pass it along to someone who will love it as much as I already do.
Thank you very much for the singing bowl! My wife loves the singing bowl and says that she might use it post-shavasana in her yoga classes. We both really like its sounds. It plays really easily with the stick. I did receive it on 12/24, thanks to your and the USPS’ efforts
I just wanted to send you an update and to thank you again for helping me to find such a special gift for my mom. She was surprised and overjoyed by the bowl and she says that she’s been using it during meditation each morning. Her recovery is still going strong. In a few months she’ll be able to travel and I’m really looking forward to her next visit.
Just writing to let you know I received the bowl yesterday. It is fantastic, all the wear and patina on this bowl is incredible and to hear it in person is remarkable. The Mani bowl you sent me blew everyone away at a department of mental health meeting and they are interested in having me volunteer at the local mental health rehabilitation center.
Thanks so much, Ryan I enjoy using my singing bowls during my meditations, and find the deeper tones especially effective. Yours is the first antique that I have bought.
It was my good luck to find your site!
Your bowls are spectacular. I wish I could buy fourscore! I so appreciate the detailed commentary you post about each one. It is incredibly helpful
By the way, thanks for your comments and thoughts below on the bowl noting the metal intrusions, incomplete smelting, and its characteristics. It really helps me understand and appreciate this bowl’s uniqueness. My untrained eye may have thought it to be flawed and even substandard! Lastly, the fact you note “exceptional” bowls on your website and create sets of bowls that harmonize well together is a real plus for the consumer saving them time in looking for that special bowl with exceptional sound. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and sounds of these old bowls with others so they continue to be preserved, cared for, and appreciated.
Thanks for your email.I really enjoyed your store. I spent nearly 5 hours last night listening and comparing these beautiful sounds.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful experience I had shopping on your site. The information, the quality of photos, and the sound clips!!! I am very excited to receive my order (it’s a gift for someone very dear to my heart). My hope is this will be the start of a very beautiful collection. Thank you for what you do. You are truly spreading joy and beauty!
I love the respect your site holds for these wonderful bowls – I love the idea that something as simple as a bowl can teach us so much – how ancient values and wisdom still have a lot to teach us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I enjoyed browsing and listening to your recordings. May I inquire how much additional fees are required when delivering to the Philippines? Thank you very much
A:Shipments to your country are made through the post office. Pricing is based on weight and value. A 3 lb box valued at $300, a fairly large bowl with ringers, is $55 via priority mail – which has insurance and tracking. Regular mail is maybe $15 less. A small bowl with a ringing stick can be as low as $35 via priority mail.
Q: Hi Ryan. Thank you very much for your prompt response to my inquiry. I appreciate it very much.
Q: I just bought your Thadobati singing bowl yesterday. I’m writing to ask what other bowls would you recommend to go with it in the future ?
A: I keep all recordings on file so when it comes time to build a set around your bowl I’ll have a reference. There are many ways to build a set, different for different goals. When you’re ready to buy we can ground a direction.
Q. I can’t get much sound when moving the wooden end of the stick around the rim. I can hear a low tone (it sounds sort of like a UFO humming) but can’t draw it out any louder. Any tips would be welcome!
A.Try to push harder towards the center of the bowl all the way around to maintain firm consistent contact.
Q. I just wanted to tell you that after lots of experimenting with angles, I’ve gotten the bowl you sent me to sing around the rim. It’s great! Thanks again
Q. Do I need to take care about how strongly I strike the bell? I notice I am able to tease out some interesting lower tones by striking the side of the bowl beneath the rim. Do you not recommend that? I definitely do not want to damage this instrument, but I would like to explore its secrets.
A. You are fine striking the side of the bowl. The weakest point is the bottom corner. When pounded into shape that part has the most bend and therefore the least metal.
Q, Be well, and thank you for your work and passion!
Q. I noticed a number on the bowl. Is there a place on your website that has more info on the bowl, using the number that came with it?
A. The bowl data is on the invoice. You can always ask us for information using the bowl number as we keep all individual bowl records along with photos and sound clips.