Citipati Impermanence Singing Bowl



  • An etched singing bowl handcrafted by 4th and 5th generation singing bowl artisans in the Kathmandu Valley exclusively for DharmaShop.
  • Designed by the DharmaShop team with our friend Brook, a local Michigan tattoo artist, this bowl features a detailed Citipati skeleton dance design.
  • The skeleton dance is a sacred Tibetan ritual found in Himalayan Buddhism.  The Citipati skeletons are a pair of lovers whose dance represents the liberation and enlightenment that comes from accepting our impermanence.

Citipati is a protective deity shown in the form of a skeleton who are fierce protectors of the dharma.  They serve as a symbol of death and rebirth, and a reminder of the impermanence of life.  The Citipati remind us to live in the present moment; because nothing is permanent, everything is possible.  Despite their dark appearance, they actually represent perfect awareness and a joyous freedom from attachment.

Bowl rings at about a C note when struck with a woolen mallet.  This resonates with the Root Chakra, which is situated at the base of or tail end of the spine.  It is the foundation of the physical body; it stimulates vital forces throughout our body and assists in keeping us grounded to the earth.  Because each bowl is handmade, the note may vary slightly from bowl to bowl.

Available in our Tibetan Astrology, Sky, & Citipati Etched Singing Bowl Set!

Bowl measures approximately 9.5 inches wide and 4 inches deep.  Comes with a traditional wooden striker.

Sounds great and recorded with ouHandcrafted Red Wool Mallet!