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What are Tingshas?

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What are Tingshas?

Traditionally, tingshas are used as part of specific Tibetan rituals.  They have been used as a summons to call “hungry ghosts,” those beings characterized by small mouths and huge bellies, and in a perpetual state of wanting.  By calling them with the tingsha, and making an offering of food, incense or prayer, their suffering  is diminished.  In the Boddhisattva tradition, only when all suffering is eliminated can Enlightenment be achieved.The small cymbals used in prayer and rituals by Tibetan Buddhist practitioners are called tingsha.   Two cymbals are joined together by a leather strap or chain.  When struck together, a beautiful,...

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