When Silent Mind first began, the mission was clear: help guide as many people as possible into a naturally relaxed state with high-quality singing bowls. However, recommending just any singing bowl as a meditation tool doesn’t guarantee great results.
Silent Mind knows this from experience. We began years ago with our manufacturer in Nepal. Back then, the very first Silent Mind samples didn’t have the beautiful finish and rich tone we’ve since become known for.
A spectacular singing bowl should complement your mindfulness practice. At first glance, it should be an attractive object that begs to be played. Once struck, its resonance should help you transition easily into a more peaceful state.
You only create this kind of singing bowl with a combination of experimentation and excellent craftsmanship.
The weight and basic design of those first bowls were great, but two things needed to change. To begin, a singing bowl must possess pure tone and be able to hold its tune. Next, singing bowls need to be beautifully crafted in order to earn their place in someone’s home or yoga studio.
These two qualities are precisely what Silent Mind set out to offer in a singing bowl. After identifying what was missing from other bowls on the market, Silent Mind’s manufacturer promptly began work on our perfect singing bowl.
However, scheduled delivery time on the new and improved design came and went, and no singing bowls appeared.
In locations like Nepal, where our singing bowls are made, earthquakes are not uncommon. But the earthquake that caused a delay in our first batch of bowls was much more devastating than usual.
The initial quake measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, and was followed by two severe aftershocks. The quake had struck the city of Kathmandu, where the singing bowl factory was located. With an epicenter of 21 miles, the earthquake had claimed thousands of lives.
Thousands more were severely injured, and hundreds of thousands of buildings were damaged.
Despite this profound setback, the good people of Kathmandu, including those who create Silent Mind singing bowls, immediately began to recuperate.
Within just a few months, production had resumed. It took quite a while, but the second generation of Silent Mind bowls were finally complete.
Soon after, the bowls were selling on Amazon. Testimonials from satisfied customers began to trickle in, but Silent Mind wasn’t home free yet. While these bowls were superior to the originals, the rate of customer returns was unacceptably high.
Here is where Silent Mind’s commitment to excellence and pride in innovation really takes shape. Our company immediately began planning further revisions which would improve consistency and overall customer experience.
There’s a knack to making even the best singing bowls sustain their note. That’s why Silent Mind has developed a user’s guide to aid each customer in getting better acquainted with their new singing bowls.
Relationships have been the cornerstone of our success, and today, we’re a family of friends. Our company now includes a team of people in the Philippines who provide support to Silent Mind's customers, making sure each and every one is 100% happy with their purchase.
In addition to stepping up quality and customer experience, we’ve expanded our product range and geographical reach.
New, exclusive bowl designs have been released. The pencil grip striker, unique to Silent Mind, has been redesigned to further ensure the bowls hold their tune. The cushions our bowls sit on have been redesigned to enhance sound quality.
Our willingness to head back to the drawing board has paid off. Today, Silent Mind bowls are bestsellers in several online marketplaces.
Our mission together has grown. We are continuously enhancing the quality of our bowls, accessories, and availability. At the core of this remains Silent Mind’s original intent: to bring inner peace and harmony to people worldwide.
We’re also helping rebuild the community in Kathmandu. The Nepali people are very generous in sharing their rich culture, creativity, and artistry. Singing bowls are only one of many things they can offer. To that end, Silent Mind is exploring a range of other beautiful Nepalese products to enrich people’s lives.