Dharma Bell 7 cm
“When I listen to the bell, I can feel how my sorrow begins to dissolve, my mind calms down, my body gets relaxed. A smile appears on my lips. Following the sound of the bell, my breathing takes my back to the safe island of mindfulness.” Thich Nhat Hanh
The Bell of mindfulness
The Dharma bell comes from Japan where it is used at the beginning and at the end of the meditation sessions. It is played the same way as keizu bells, hitting the edge with a mallet. — At home, its clear sound is an invitation to practise mindfulness, to calm emotions and to quiet the mind. —Thich Nhat Hanh, a worldwide famous Vietnamese monk, says: “There is tranquility, peace and joy within us but we have to invoke them so that they can show up. Inviting the bell to sound is a way to invoke joy and tranquility within us. (...) I hold it in the palm of my hand and I breathe. I breathe in and calm my mind. I breathe out and smile”.