What are the Tibetan Prayer Bells called?
Ghanta (Sanskrit: घण्टा, IAST: ghaṇṭā; Tibetan: drilbu) is the Sanskrit term for a ritual bell. Tibetan Bells, Tri Ratna Buddhist Centre, Pekanbaru, Sumatra. The Bell is wisdom and compassion. During Buddhist ritual ceremonies the bell welcomes the presence with positive energy.
Tibetan Prayer Bells can also be used for Reiki healing and other religious or meditation practices.
Why is a bell used in meditation? In Buddhist monasteries, the mindfulness bell serves to remind people to begin their mindfulness practice. It is rung at the beginning of formal meditation sessions, and throughout the day to encourage people to be present no matter what they're doing.
Why do they ring a bell after meditation? To mark the beginning and end of your session. A bell can create an atmosphere of purity and inspire deeper meditation. Some people believe that the sound of a meditation bell wards off negative energies.