About Himalayan Bowls
Celebrating 15 Years - Thank You!
Himalayan Bowls was founded in San Francisco, California in the year 2001. In the late 1990's, I began collecting antique singing bowls purely out of love for the sound. A lifelong musician, I was completely captivated by the amazing sound of the singing bowls and started my large collection. At the time I was a university teacher and had no intention of starting a business. My personal collection grew and grew. After some time, I had bought so many that I decided to sell some that I was no longer using.
During the course of building my personal collection, I sought out the best singing bowls from every possible source. I developed an amazing world class collection and became one of the leading singing bowl experts. I worked closely with antique dealers and museum experts, learning everything I could about bronze and Asian antiques. Being located in San Francisco made it easy for me to study Asian bronze and I quickly became an expert in the field.
When I first discovered singing bowls and was shopping for them myself, I wished there was a way to hear the bowls - no one had yet started a website with sound samples. In 2000, I figured out a way to host sounds online and began selling singing bowls locally and on eBay. When I launched the Himalayan Bowls website in 2002, the site was an overnight success. Himalayan Bowls was the first website to feature sound samples of individual bowls for sale. From the beginning, I provided great quality sound clips, digital images and descriptions for each singing bowl on the site. Himalayan Bowls quickly grew to become the leading source for top quality singing bowls. Nearly every other singing bowl website has copied Himalayan Bowls. Some sites look nearly identical, but we are the original and still the best.
The secret to our success is simple: we offer the very best singing bowls in the world, at fair prices, with professional quality sound samples and nice photos. We provide factual no-nonsense information and prompt, friendly service. We do not perpetuate the made up stories and false myths that are found on the internet and in books. This was my formula from the beginning and we still do things the same way.
I carefully choose every singing bowl, record and photograph each one and offer them to you at the lowest possible price. In fact, our prices today are less than they were in the beginning. No one offers the same quality for less. Most sellers play confusing games with invented quality grades or confusing pricing schemes. We sell the bowls at fair prices with no tricks. All required accessories are included at no extra charge. We charge only the real postage as quoted by USPS.
Now at the beginning of 2016, HimalayanBowls.com is entering our 15th year. Thank you for your years of support. Today we support 100 traditional artisans living in Nepal. Our singing bowls are used worldwide in meditation centers, schools, hospitals, professional offices and homes. We are a link in a chain of many lives, from the artisans to you, all joined together by the amazing sound of the magical singing bowls.
I feel very fortunate to be the caretaker for these wonderful instruments and am personally available to you if you have any questions. You can speak to me by live chat, phone or email. We look forward to serving you in the coming years with the best quality instruments, fantastic service and unbeatable prices.
Founder, Himalayan Bowls