Our beautifully designed flat side singing bowl includes a wooden dowel-striker. The cover has been design with the 5 Dhyani Buddhas and has been finished in a natural green. The striker can be used in two ways to produce sound. It can be used to gently tap the side of the bowl, which produces a ringing sound, similar to a bell or, it can be run along the rim of the bowl to produce a hum. The hum will intensify with each pass of the wooden dowel and the bowl will sing. This Bowl is made of 5 metals: Aluminum, Iron, Tin, Lead and Mercury. SYMBOL: The Five Dhyani Buddhas, also called Wisdom Buddhas, are all aspects of the dharmakaya or truth-body, which incarnate the principle of enlightenment. Each Buddha is believed to be capable of overcoming a particular evil with a particular good.