Ethan Lazzerini

How To Cleanse Crystals With Tingshas (Tingsha Chimes Tibetan Cymbals)

How To Cleanse Crystals With Tingshas (Tingsha Chimes Tibetan Cymbals)

How To Cleanse Crystals With Tingshas (Tingsha Chimes Tibetan Cymbals)

Learn how to cleanse crystals with a Tingshas. Discover the benefits, tips for buyers and follow my step-by-step guide to cleansing crystals with Tingshas.

What Are Tingshas?

Tingshas, Tibetan Cymbals, Tingsha Chimes or Tingsha Bells are small cymbals used in Buddhist practice that originated in Tibet. Their origin may go back to earlier Tibetan shamanism.
They should be made of brass, bronze or seven metals and are held together by a leather strap. When they are struck together they produce a pure high pitched ringing tone. Many Tingshas have sacred Buddhist mantras or symbols on them.

These brass Tingshas have the Om mani padme hum mantra in Tibetan Sanskrit

How Are Tingshas Used?

Tingshas are traditionally used in Buddhist rituals, meditation and prayers similar to a bell. Like a Singing Bowl, they are believed to give off a high vibration and cleansing energy. This helps create a sacred space for meditation and any spiritual practice. Tingshas can also be used to cleanse objects such as crystals or any item.

Tingshas with the dragon motif for power and protection

The Benefits of Cleansing Crystals With Tingshas

This cleansing method has become more widely used in recent years for a few reasons:-
They are a smokeless cleansing method.
It’s safe for all crystals (unlike water).
Tingshas are cheaper than Singing Bowls or Copper Pyramids.
They are ideal for cleansing smaller items or small areas.
Tingshas can be used to cleanse one or a group of crystals.
They are easier to use than a Singing Bowl.
You can cleanse crystals or crystal grids without moving them.
They take very little time to cleanse crystals.

You could leave crystals that need cleansing in a bowl as a reminder to cleanse them

Tips For Buyers

You can purchase Tingshas in many metaphysical or Buddhist shops or websites. I recommend you get the regular/mediumsized ones (about 2.5 inches in diameter) which produce a better sound.
Also, they should be nice and thick (around or over 5mm) and made of brass, bronze or seven metals. The metal should look brassy not silver. You may want to test the sound in a shop before buying.
If you can’t find Tingshas in your local area you could try places like Etsy or Amazon. I have added a few I found on my Amazon Recommended Spiritual Tools List you might be interested in.

How to cleanse crystals with Tingshas (Pin this to Pinterest)


The following method is the one I learned and use and it works well. There may be other methods and systems as with anything.

1. Hang the Tingshas over or just in front of the crystal/s you wish to cleanse.

2. You can hang the cymbals by holding the strap so that they are at the same level with a bit of a gap between them.

3. With this intention bring the Tingshas together firmly but not forcefully so the edges strike and they chime.

4. Move your hands apart, allowing the Tingshas to ring until they stop naturally.

5. Repeat this process two more times to make three chimes in total.


Other Useful Articles:

When To Cleanse Your Crystals
Different Ways to Cleanse Crystals Safely
How To Cleanse Crystals In a Copper Pyramid
How To Cleanse Crystals With a Singing Bowl

Now you know how to cleanse crystals with Tingshas if you want me to cover smudging or incense cleansing methods in more detail just comment below (PLEASE keep any questions you have concise and stick to this blog post topic if you want a response).
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