Tibetan Tingshas are small Prayer Chimes used by Tibetan Buddhist Monks, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Health Practitioners, and Meditation Groups. They are traditionally used for ceremonial functions throughout the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, India and, Bhutan. They are often used to start and end a Meditation, Yoga Class, or simply for Space Clearing to remove negative energy around you. They come in matched pair, held together by a leather cord. It can be played by tapping the rims together or by clapping them together like cymbals. They are made of a special alloy with the thickness and shape being important elements in creating the beautiful overtones.