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Pyramid Meditation Timer

$85.00 $70.00
Pyramid Meditation Timer

This timer is especially made for The Monastery Store out of sycamore wood with an imprint of the Mountains and Rivers Order logo. Three chimes mark the beginning of your meditation period, two low warning chimes followed by three louder chimes signal the end. Timer can be set for any time up to 60 minutes. 4" high. Uses 4 AA batteries (not included).

Price: $85.00 $70.00
Product Code: TIMER-01


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Submitted By: Richard on 10/18/2006
I have been using this timer for over a year and have found it to be a gentle and delightful way to begin and end Zazen practice at home. The chimes are clean and clear, creating that answering silence within as one settles into the cushion. I like the "on" button being on the bottom, keeping the simple lines of this timer unmarred. And the Mountains and Rivers symbol also serve to remind and quiet a restless mind.

I would highly recommend this product.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
Submitted By: James on 04/21/2006
I just received this timer as a gift. Up until now I had to use an alarm watch or clock to time my zazen periods. This device is a nice addition to my meditation space. It offers simple operation and the chime sounds are perfect for my home practice. Visually it looks great and it is nice and compact so I can take it with me wherever I go.

Obviously it's not going to produce a big sound like a temple bell but for what it is I think it does the job very well. My only issue is I would like the on/off button on the side instead of the bottom.

I would recommend this product.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
Submitted By: Mark on 08/04/2004
I am really pleased with this meditation timer. I find it enhances the space in which I meditate, much like the incense and statue upon the altar. In other words, it adds a certain dignity to my rounds of meditation. The chimes are resonant, gentle, and harmonious--so, so much better than anything I?ve used before to time my periods.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!
Submitted By: Theodore on 07/26/2004
Before I bought the timer a couple of weeks ago, there was a user comment that the description of the number of ending chimes did not match the actual number. I am glad to see you corrected the description. I am a bit surprised that you didn't leave the comment in place, perhaps with a response.

I have yet to use the device for actual meditation. The design is adequate but not excellent. One should be able to load the batteries without needing a screwdriver. Many such compartments have sliding doors. It is awkward to have the on button on the bottom so that one has to pick-up the device every time it is used. It should have been possible to locate it discreetly on a side. For my taste the 3 chimes at the beginning and end are too close together, but others might certainly differ. 5 chimes at the end are excessive, 1 or at most 2 would be sufficient. The construction seems somewhat flimsy for $85. Despite all this, having spent years having to start rounds ringing my own inkin bell and finish with my Timex Ironman watch beeping, I am looking forward to using the device.

P.S. I was very surprised that my order arrived with plastic packing chips, presumably not recyclable. Not enviromentally sound. I would have expected perhaps crumpled, recycled paper.


The packing chips are made out of corn starch, not plastic.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars!
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