“Mindfulness” is the spiritual practice of being aware of your present moment.
Take a moment to be still
World famous Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh has developed the use of the bowl/gong in a practice he calls the “mindfulness bell.” When you hear the sound of the mindfulness bell, you are invited to take a moment to breathe in and out and center yourself in the present. During this practice, the resonating sound of the bowl/gong periodically connects you to the peace and tranquility that resides inside you right now. This delightful practice reduces stress and improves your overall health.
Zen Timepiece, Zen Alarm Clock and Digital Zen Alarm Clocks can serve as a mindfulness bell in two ways: it can be set to strike on the hour (providing an hourly moment of stillness), or it can be set to strike at a programmed interval, such as every twenty minutes, or even every three hours.
- Thich Nhat Hanh Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. Bantam Books 1992
- Tolle, Eckart The Power of Now. New World Library 1998
- Kabat-Zinn, Jon Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Hyperion Press 1995
- Fontana, David The Meditator’s Handbook: A comprehensive guide to Eastern and Western meditation techniques. Element, Inc. 1992.
- Brooke, Avery Learning and Teaching Christian Meditation. Cowley Publications 1990.
The Zen Alarm Clock is a consciousness-raising tool. No material object can actually raise your consciousness, but you can use information and devices such as this clock to stimulate your growth. The Zen Alarm Clock can effect your awareness in a variety of positive ways, all of which require your participation.
Use our unique “Zen Clock” which functions as a Yoga & Meditation Timer. It features a long-resonating acoustic chime that brings your meditation or yoga session to a gradual close, preserving the environment of stillness while also acting as an effective time signal. Our Yoga Timer & Clock can be programmed to chime at the end of the meditation or yoga session or periodically throughout the session as a kind of sonic yantra. The beauty and functionality of the Zen Clock/Timer makes it a meditation tool that can actually help you “make time” for meditation in your life. Bring yourself back to balance.
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