Nepal Since the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 489 B.C.E.) the harmonics of singing bowls have been used to induce meditation and assist spiritual seekers to the state of enlightenment. This bowl can be struck lightly, or the puja stick can be rubbed lightly around the rim to create a most meditative singing sound. Hand made in Nepal in the southern slopes of Himalayan region. With silk cushion.