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A bell is a directly struck idiophone percussion instrument. Most bells have the shape of a hollow cup that when struck vibrates in a single strong strike tone, with its sides forming an efficient resonator. The strike may be made by an internal "clapper" or "uvula", an external hammer, or—in small bells—by a small loose sphere enclosed within the body of the bell (jingle bell).

Bells are usually cast from bell metal (a type of bronze) for its resonant properties, but can also be made from other hard materials. This depends on the function. Some small bells such as ornamental bells or cowbells can be made from cast or pressed metal, glass or ceramic, but large bells such as a church, clock and tower bells are normally cast from bell metal.

Bells intended to be heard over a wide area can range from a single bell hung in a turret or bell-gable, to a musical ensemble such as an English ring of bells, a carillon or a Russian zvon which are tuned to a common scale and installed in a bell tower. Many public or institutional buildings house bells, most commonly as clock bells to sound the hours and quarters.

Historically, bells have been associated with religious rites, and are still used to call communities together for religious services. Later, bells were made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology.

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Waking Up

Blue Cliff Record, Rinzai, Book of Serenity, Bell, Don't Know Mind, Aspects of...
Jun 26 2021

Beginner's Sesshin

Continuous, Mindfulness, Meal Serving, Heart Sutra, Vows, Bowing, Platform Sutra,...
Jun 06 2021

The Practice Of Patience

Patience, Bowing, Enemies, Separation, Constancy, Buddha Nature, Bell, Culture,...
Apr 17 2021

Buddha Nature

Buddha Nature, Fox, Nirvana Sutra, Continuous, Doubt, Ordinary Mind, Bell,...
Mar 27 2021

Sojun And JiJuYu Zanmai

Death-and-Dying, Practice Period, Monkey Mind, Tassajara, Ego, Silence, Heart Sutra,...
Mar 13 2021

YEBZ

Berkeley Zen Center, Offering, War, Bell, Dragons, Observe, training, Zoom, Gratitude...
Jan 23 2021

Remembering Sojun, Part 1

Berkeley Zen Center, Enthusiasm, Dragons, Bell, Tassajara, Sangha, Bowing, Heart...
Jan 15 2021

Public Dokusan 13

Birth-and-Death, Discrimination, Big Mind, Buddha Nature, Harmonizing, Vows, Samadhi...
Nov 20 2020

All-Sangha Meeting

Practice Position, Conversation, Fundraising, Peace, Zoom, Impermanence, Bell,...
Sep 13 2020

Public Dokusan 7

Intuition, Big Mind, Monkey Mind, Equanimity, Birth-and-Death, Doubt, Karma,...
Aug 28 2020

Public Dokusan 4

Composure, Offering, Emotions, Bell, Daily Life, Conversation, Building, Zoom,...
Jul 17 2020

Work Group Recording 1

Bell, Zoom, Instruction, training, Chanting
Jun 17 2020

Work Group Recording 2

Bodhisattva Vow, Zoom, training, Bell, Vows, Chanting, Instruction
Jun 17 2020

Using At Hand

Sanctuary, Bell, Book of Serenity, Building, Oneness, Separation, Zoom, Patience,...
May 23 2020

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Bowing, Japan, Bell, Attachment, Priest, Dragons, Doubt, Bodhidharma...
Mar 07 2020
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Living With The Epidemic

Transmission, training, Harmonizing, Bowing, Silence, Concentration, Bell, Separation...
Mar 07 2020

Joyful Effort

Sangha, War, Enthusiasm, Politics, Patience, Silence, Bell, Culture, Lay
Mar 01 2020

Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Non-Self And Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Self

Addiction, Nirvana Sutra, Impermanence, Religion, Nirvana, Letting Go, practicing...
Feb 01 2020
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Fire of Zen

Monastic Practice, Global Warming, Nirvana, War, Politics, Interview, Liberation,...
Jan 25 2020

Intention and Letting Go

Vows, Birth-and-Death, Daily Life, New Year, Bell, Tassajara, Conversation, Doubt,...
Jan 04 2020

Awareness of and Responsiveness to the Body

Emotions, Bodhisattva Vow, Posture, Vows, Offering, Instruction, Politics, Gratitude...
Nov 30 2019

The Mother Line of Buddhism

Serial: BZ-02709

 0103

 

War, Peace, Teacher-and-Student, Hindrances, Offering, Samsara, Sangha, Patience,...
Oct 20 2019

Together Action

Intimacy, Four Noble Truths, Aspects of Practice, Culture, Hindrances, Observe, Bell...
Oct 05 2019

Give Up Hope

Hsin Hsin Ming, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Impermanence, uchiyama, Tassajara, Practice Period...
Sep 28 2019

Making a Buddha

training, Daily Life, Separation, Hate, War, Bell, Culture, Building, Anger, Priest...
Sep 20 2019

About the Shuso

Serial: BZ-02688

Sesshin Day 5

 

Practice Period, Bell, Tassajara, Posture, Cultivation, Mindfulness, Precepts,...
Jun 23 2019

Love Sesshin

Serial: BZ-02685

Sesshin Day 2

 

Instruction, Platform Sutra, Bodhisattva Vow, Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, Bell,...
Jun 20 2019

Choosing Fredom

Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, Intimacy, Obstacles, Instruction, Dependent...
May 04 2019

Three Turnings of the Wheel

Mahayana, Bodhisattva Vow, cognitive process, Vows, Gratitude, Four Foundations,...
Jan 26 2019

Zen Training

training, Practice Position, Posture, Instruction, Gaining Mind, New Year, Bell, Evil...
Jan 05 2019

Being Shuso and Learning to Say Yes

Practice Period, Don't Know Mind, Buddha Nature, training, Lay, Patience, Bowing...
Dec 15 2018

Provider of Many and Varied Opportunities To Experience and Penetrate the Arising and Cessation of Suffering

Serial: BZ-02652

Rohatsu Day 5

 

Impermanence, Anger, Mindfulness, Monkey Mind, Vows, Demons, Greed, Happiness, Birth-...
Dec 06 2018

Merit Gathas by Robert Aitken: The Dragon Who Never Sleeps

Serial: BZ-02651

Rohatsu Day 4

 

Bell, Vows, Offering, Bodhidharma, Priest-and-Lay, Buddha Mind, Soto Zen, Aspects of...
Dec 05 2018

Birth, Death and Breath

Serial: BZ-02649

Rohatsu Day 2

 

Birth-and-Death, Concentration, Duality, Passions, Peace, Ego, Impermanence, Observe...
Dec 03 2018

Introduction to Joshu

Ordinary Mind, Passions, Hindrances, Patience, confusion, Culture, Karma, Gratitude,...
Nov 24 2018

Maylie Scott Bears the Unbearable Sesshin: Close Aspects of Practice

Berkeley Zen Center, Peace, Conversation, Transmission, Offering, Dharma Transmission...
Nov 03 2018

Prodigal Daughter

Gaining Mind, Repentance, Religion, Ego, Instruction, Gratitude, Silence, Hindrances...
Jul 07 2018

Suzuki Roshi Sun-Faced Buddha, Moon-Faced Buddha

Serial: BZ-02621

Sesshin Day 5

 

Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Emotions, Intimacy, Attachment, Dogen, Bell,...
Jun 17 2018

Nirvana Study Sesshin Day 2 Lecture 3

Composure, Bell, Obstacles, Nirvana, Daily Life, Ego, Heart Sutra, Two Truths,...
Feb 18 2018

Beloved Community

Community, Non-violence, Vows, War, Hindrances, Evil, Bell, Conversation, Hate,...
Jan 20 2018

Paramitas: Dana

Dana Paramita, Attachment, Branching Streams, Offering, Right Speech, Precepts, Greed...
Nov 18 2017

Peter talks about Elsicia Easley visit

Bell, Separation, Instruction, American, Peace, Attachment
Oct 02 2017

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