What is a meditation ring?
Like, do you have to meditate while you wear it? Or does it put you into an instant trance? Uh…not exactly. A meditation ring draws inspiration by the Tibetan prayer wheel. (I’m gonna help you out with a Wiki link to that.) While these prayer wheels are spun, they recite “Om mani padme hum.” Now, the translation of this … is tricky. It’s a mantra, and a mantra is something that is meant to help create transformation. Which I love, because I use a lot of positive affirmations in my life. Laugh if you must!
Say this one like: Uuuuhm Mani Peme Hum!
Here’s one interpretation that isn’t too hard to follow:
“The mantra Om Mani Päme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. Pä, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.
“So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?”
—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones
Now, hold on because I’m not done with this lesson yet! Let’s break it down (I’m beat-boxing in my head…)
Om = Be more generous, have less pride.
Ma = Do right with ethics/morals
Ni = Be more patient
Pad = Believe in equality
Me = Do not need so much
Hum = Be compassionate
Okay, so back to the actual ring design…
The ring band is usually sterling silver, while there are outer rings made of silver, brass, or copper that spin.
For those who like to fidget, you already know how calming it can be to fiddle with jewelry. These rings are meant to be played with, to be spun while you’re at work or in traffic. Distracting yourself can help lower stress! Your mind will feel tranquil and relaxed, and your thoughts may be more focused and thought-out. It helps remind you to be mindful of your breathing, too. This peaceful action is why these are so popular with anyone who knows about them.
A meditation ring is inspired by the ancient Tibetan Mandalay prayer wheel. The outer silver, brass or copper bands of the ring spin freely around the inner sterling silver band, allowing the wearer to spin the rings. This makes the meditation ring uniquely interactive!
Trivia Time! Also called: worry rings, spinner rings, spinning rings, motion rings
Spinner ring with your inscription – Spring Flowers in all sterling silver from the Etsy shop two Silver Moons, CLICK HERE
- Handcrafted from sterling silver.
- File under: Rings under 100
Spinner ring, brass and silver – meditation ring – twig ring – mixed metal from the Etsy shop Leoben, CLICK HERE
- Created out of sterling silver and brass.
- File under: Rings under 200
Meditate Just Breathe Ring from UnCovet – CLICK HERE
- Created by Release Me Creations, hand stamped in brass
- File under: Rings under 30, rings under 50, brass rings
Meditation ring. Spinning ring. Anniversary ring. Gold ring. Diamond ring from the Etsy shop Rruchina, CLICK HERE.
- Handmade with Gold and diamonds.
- File under: Wedding rings, spinning ring, champagne diamonds, chocolate diamonds, meditation rings, spin rings, spinning rings, wish rings
Ciao for now,
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