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The enso (Japanese for circle), signifying enlightenment, is one of the most important symbols in Zen. Usually painted with a single clockwise brush stroke, the enso finds a new form here in this innovative meditation timer and clock, the central feature of which is a digital circle that is gradually brushed on-screen as the time of a sitting session passes. This way, the user can glance at the clock-face and see the relative amount of time that has elapsed, reducing distraction and freeing the meditator from numbers and times, and subtly reminding them of the ultimate purpose of practice.
The compact design of the clock includes a black rubber coating on the underside, allowing it to be placed flat on the floor for use during seated meditation, or propped up using the elegant hinged stand that folds out of the back of the clock. It also includes a convenient carrying case with an integrated cleaning cloth that both protects and polishes.
Another distinctive feature of the Enso clock is its Interval Timing, allowing the user to set sequential timers running one after the other to compose an overall session. At the end of each interval one of several chimes is played. These high-quality chimes are inspired by traditional meditation instruments including the gong and han (wooden block and striker) used in Zen monasteries, as well as Tibetan singing bowls. You can create up to 3 programs with 50 intervals tailored to your own sessions. The Enso timer can also be used as an alarm clock featuring the same evocative chimes.
Specifications: 3 3/4 diameter, includes 2 AAA batteries, cleaning cloth and carrying case. Rubber-coated plastic case with champagne and chrome color accents, and integrated stand.
Click here to listen to the chimes.