The MINDFULNESS Gong Timer
The Mindfulness Gong Timer was especially developed for the training and practice of mindfulness in the context of MBSR / MBCT.
In its basic version this Gong Timer enables you to practice to the sound of the gong or bell without thinking of time. Indeed 3 chimes signal the beginning and the end of your session. Moreover, you can, if you wish, set the timer so that a chime is played at regular intervals to bring your awareness back to the present moment or to give you the opportunity to alternate different exercises or objects of contemplation.
With the AUDIO version of the Mindfulness Gong Timer, you will also be able to play your own downloaded sound tracks (guided meditations, meditation music, natural sounds, etc.) thanks to the micro-SD card input.
Who will benefit from the Mindfulness Gong Timer?
MBSR and MBCT teachers and practitioners, of course, but also meditators at large. Besides signalling the beginning and end of each session, the Mindfulness Gong Timer, with its regular chime during the meditation practice, brings some practical help to those who are determined to be free from the relentless cycle of thoughts and find joy in the present moment.
Beautiful and elegant
The wooden part of the Mindfulness Gong Timer is entirely handmade of solid sycamore wood covered with a natural polish.
The sycamore belongs to the maple family. It is a valued hardwood, homogeneous and of clear, ivory color.
Shape and engraving
The Mindfulness Gong Timer is built to the exact proportions of the Kheops pyramid, which is considered as a source of powerful energy and stability. It measures 5.3 inches (13.5 cm) along its base.
The engraved symbol appears on the front wall of many Thai temples. The lower part symbolizes the ceaseless circle of thoughts - or the cycle of samsara. The line which rises up in a spiral represents the strength of Mindfulness which has the power to extract us from this cycle and to progress higher and higher until full awakening of the heart faculties.
When we are aware of the meaning of this symbol, a simple glance at it during the day can be a reminder of mindfulness and gently bring us back to the present moment.
Simple and easy
Discreetly placed under the pyramid, an LCD screen and soft-touch buttons make the setting of your selections both simple and extremely precise: total duration of the session (up to 3 hours); duration of the intervals; a choice of 4 different sounds (dordje, bell, low-pitched or medium-pitched gongs) and volume (from 1 to 10).
To download the full Instructions, click here.
The 4 chimes of the Gong Timer
The sounds of the Gong Timer have been digitally recorded for the purest quality.
The volume is adjustable (10 settings).
To listen to the 4 different sounds: