Just by chance I had an audio recorder with me when we had some bell practice at the recent Facilitators Retreat at Kinnoull Monastery. The sound scape created with twenty or more people are in a room mindfully inviting bells to sound is incredible. I have over thirty minutes of recording but thought I’d include just over four minutes here incase you were interested.
The recording starts with people inviting a new bell they have just picked up and never sounded before it moves on to us inviting the bells to sound in order, firstly from high to low and then from low to high. I guess this is a peal of mindfulness bells. At the end there is a peal of laughter as Pete sounds the final, high bell and the focussed attention is released – very much the lightness one gets at the end of a good practice session.