About Himalayan Bowls
Himalayan Bowls is the premier site for singing bowl shopping and singing bowl information. Himalayan Bowls was founded in 2001 in San Francisco, California. I started the company to share the best singing bowls and provide accurate singing bowl information. I was the first person to put singing bowl sound recordings on the internet and Himalayan Bowls was the first website with interactive singing bowl galleries. I'm known as the expert with the no-nonsense approach. I don't spread stories but rely on factual historical information.
I started Himalayan Bowls on principles of honesty, quality and value. We offer the best singing bowls at the lowest prices. Now completing our second decade in business, we stand by our values of quality and integrity. My goal is to provide you with the best singing bowl shopping experience, the best singing bowls available and pass on my knowledge about these wonderful objects.
In the late 1990's, I began collecting singing bowls purely out of love for the sound. A lifelong musician, I was completely captivated by the amazing sound of the singing bowls. I started my large antique singing bowl collection with no plan to open a business. I was a university teacher, not a business person. My personal collection grew. After some time, I bought so many that I decided to sell some and share the sounds.
While building my personal collection, I searched for the best singing bowls from every possible source. I developed a world class collection and became the leading singing bowl expert. I worked closely with antique dealers and museum experts, learning everything I could about ancient bronze and Asian antiques. My location in San Francisco and frequent travel to Asia allowed me to study Asian bronze. As I became an expert in the field, I completed the history of singing bowls, tracing the technology and cultural clues to discover their origin and historical timeline.
When I first discovered singing bowls in 1999, I wished there was a way to hear the bowls on the internet. At that time there were no recordings or videos online. I was the first person to offer singing bowl sounds online. When I launched the Himalayan Bowls website, it was an overnight success due to the great sounds and photos. From the beginning, I provided great quality sound clips, beautiful images and accurate descriptions for each singing bowl. Himalayan Bowls quickly grew to become the leading source for top quality singing bowls. Every other singing bowl website has copied Himalayan Bowls in some small or large way. 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, at fair prices, with all accessories included at no extra charge. You get the best quality at the best prices. We charge only the real postage - you can get a live shipping price on the website.
Now in 2016, HimalayanBowls.com has served you for over 15 years. Thank you for your years of support. You directly help the craftspeople who make our new handmade singing bowls and accessories. Today we support 100 traditional artisans and family 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 singing bowl artisans to you. We are joined together by the amazing sound of the magical singing bowls. I feel very fortunate to be the caretaker for these wonderful instruments. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I 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, continuing our tradition of the best quality singing bowls, fantastic service and unbeatable prices.
Founder, Himalayan Bowls