The Gong Timer was specifically developed for the practice of meditation.
From the start of your session, your mind and body are put into a state
of relaxation from the pure sound of the gong, the bell or the dorje –
starting at your ears, then moving throughout your entire body.
Most meditation practitioners have been distracted by the thought: "How long have I been
sitting?" or glanced at the clock or been startled by the kitchen timer
buzzing. Acting as guardian of the time, the Cherry
Gong Timer not only frees the individual meditator but also the time-keeper in group practice.
In its basic version the Cherry Gong Timer
enables you to practice to the sound of the gong or bell without
thinking of time. Three chimes signal the beginning and the end of
your session. Moreover, you can, if you wish, set the timer so a chime is played at regular intervals
to bring your awareness back to the present moment or to give you the
opportunity to alternate different exercises or objects of
The wooden part of the Meditation Timer pyramid is entirely handmade of polished solid cherry. This wood comes from the wild cherry tree. It is a strong wood, ranging in color from rosy beige to honey. It is built to the perfect proportions of the Kheops pyramid, which Feng Shui specialists consider as a source of powerful energy, stability and balance. It is 5.3 inches (13,5 cm) long at the base.
Discreetly placed under the pyramid, an LCD screen and soft-touch buttons make the setting of your selections both simple and extremely precise: total duration of the session (up to 3 hours); duration of the intervals; a choice of 4 different sounds (dorje, bell, low-pitched or medium-pitched gongs) and volume (from 1 to 10).