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Meditation Timers

Be Free from Time!

In the Monastery zendo during pre-dawn zazen, the deep silence is broken only by the faint murmur of the mountain stream. A mellow, resonant ting! of the inkin sounds once, then twice, to bring us gently and clearly out of a period of meditation into focused activity.

In our homes, it is not so easy to begin and end the time we have dedicated to meditation so smoothly. We must break our concentration to focus our eyes on a watch or clock. Some people use alarm clocks, even kitchen timers, others burn incense, and some rely on their inner sense of passing time. For home practice, we have found that a specially designed meditation timer frees us from keeping time.

A meditation timer offers you several functions. The main purpose is to allow you to forget about time so you can focus on meditation. A good timer must be reliable, and it should also give the freedom to vary the period of time for the meditation session. A timer marks the beginning of your meditation, and just as importantly, the timer gently brings your session to a close. Unlike most alarm clocks, which command attention with grating rings or electronic buzzes, a meditation timer uses gentle, balanced sounds that remain true to the stillness of meditation.

A timer designed for meditation is a valuable aid to actualizing your meditation commitment and strengthening your practice. The uses of the timer are not limited to meditation—it is helpful for chanting, yoga, bodywork, and any activity that benefits from the help of a gentle keeper of the time.

Enso Pearl Timer $99.00Enso Timer

The enso (Japanese for circle), signifying enlightenment, is one of the most important symbols in Zen. Usually painted with a single clockwise brush stroke, the enso finds a new form here in this innovative meditation timer and clock, the central feature of which is a digital circle that is gradually brushed on-screen as the time of a sitting session passes.

Click here to listen to the chimes.

Enso Asari Timer $59.00Enso Asari Timer

This new digital timer is a streamlined version of our popular Enso Pearl Timer. The enso (Japanese for circle), signifying enlightenment, is one of the most important symbols in Zen. Usually painted with a single clockwise brush stroke, the enso finds a new form in this innovative meditation timer and clock, the central feature of which is a digital circle that is gradually brushed on-screen as the time of a sitting session passes. The Enso Asari's sculpted outer shell (asari is a small clam found off the coast of Japan) rests easily in the palm of your hand and its lightweight design makes it easily portable. The Enso Asari's Timer can be set as a single or repeat countdown timer or as a stopwatch (count-up) timer. Singing bowl chimes recorded from Tibetan and Japanese singing bowls gently indicate the completion of a timed period. Read more...

Back to Basics Hourglass Timer $35.00Back to Basics Hourglass Timer

Back to Basics Hourglass Timer Keeping time has never been so easy. No buttons, no batteries, no noise, no hassle. 8" tall and 3.15" in diameter, this simple 30-minute sand timer is accurate to within 2 minutes. Comes in a black, satin-lined gift box. Please specify white or black sand. Read more...

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