Tibetan Prayer Chime


One of our charitable chimes series, a portion of the sale of this chime is given to the Tibet House US to support their goal of preserving Tibetan culture.

The enchanting sounds of this wind chime take the listener on a musical journey across the landscape of time. It is tuned to the five tones that make up the principal motif of a work by the great Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Commissioned for the Canadian group NEXUS and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall, From me flows what you call Time features two large custom sets of Woodstock Chimes. The wind chimes are suspended above the audience and activated by colored ribbons - representing Tibetan prayer flags - that extend from the chimes to the performers on stage.

The Tibetan Wind Horse
The five traditional colors of Tibetan prayer flags each represent one of the five elements of nature in Buddhism. From me flows what you call Time also evokes the five elements. The literal translation for prayer flag from the Tibetan is "wind horse." The colors of the Wind Horse are:

Yellow - Earth
White - Water
Green - Wind
Blue - Sky
Red - Fire

In Tibet, prayer flags are hung in great numbers outside homes and temples and throughout the countryside so that the wind may bring good fortune to all nearby. It is our wish that the Tibetan Prayer Chime will likewise convey the prayers and blessings of the listener every time the wind blows.

Product Properties
  • Cherry finish ash wood
  • Five bronze aluminum tubes
  • Removable windcatcher for easy customization
  • Overall Length: 24 inches - Diameter: 5 inches
  • Boxed Weight: 1.4 lb.
  • Made in China

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Steve Whittington
    Sound great!

    These wind chimes have a unique sound that I really like. It is delicate and light but also bright. You will enjoy these!

    Susan L.
    Lovely chime

    The sound of this chime is very harmonious, joyful and gentle. With the horse design on the wind piece, it's a perfect tribute to my beloved childhood pony.

    jen loye

    such a beautiful tone the nicest chimes I’ve ever encountered. From now on I’m always buying all my gifts for people from you guys. Thank you.

    Deborah Craig
    Tibetan Chime

    You guys are tremendous! I love the sound of my chime in the soft wind of North Carolina, and the service from Woodstock folks during the process was beyond!!!

    Julie Roberts
    Very Lovely Sounds!

    I have one as a gift and ordered one! Very pretty to look at and mostly to hear! Well made!