KANGLING

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KANGLING

Postby Blue Garuda » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:26 pm

I now have a kangling (thigh bone trumpet). This one is copper and bronze, and looks quite old.

Again, I was drawn to a street market and it found me, as my melong had found me in the past, but from a very different source. :)

I know they sometimes come in pairs, but this one looked lonely so I bought it! It sounds 'right' somehow.

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Re: KANGLING

Postby Stewart » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:34 am

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Re: KANGLING

Postby Stewart » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:12 am

Yes, I agree Jens, I even seen plastic ones somewhere, they just looked and sounded terrible.

The wooden ones from Garuda trading are actually really nice.
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Re: KANGLING

Postby Terma » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:46 am

Lama Jinpa's "damaruworks" website sells some very good quality wooden kanglings as well. Occasionally a bone kangling is available too...

(http://www.damaruworks.com/)

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Re: KANGLING

Postby JinpaRangdrol » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:00 am

Little known fact: you can actually use your hand in the shape of a trumpet. Because you're blowing through your finger bones. So if you can't afford a kangling, you can just use your fist!

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Re: KANGLING

Postby dzoki » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:16 am

How about using a pig´s bone for kangling? I think pig´s thigh bone should be pretty easy to come by. And pigs are pretty similar to humans in many aspects (at least biologists say so).

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Re: KANGLING

Postby lobster » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:52 am

:smile:
Some tips, good to see my look a likey, the scorpion doing something useful . . .

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Re: KANGLING

Postby tingdzin » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:55 am

Better not use a pig bone.

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Re: KANGLING

Postby Heruka » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:03 am

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Re: KANGLING

Postby Heruka » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:06 am

fanboy........it makes nosense to blow.

unless you use dig up your loved grandmas bones to use..

that i would love to see..

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Re: KANGLING

Postby DGA » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:50 pm

I'm raising this old thread from the dead to address a question that came up when I visited the bookstore of a Tibetan center not far from my home. I've noticed that of all the materials available for kanglings, resin seems to be the least popular* among practitioners I've met. But at this center, the only kanglings available to practitioners were resin ones. Just like this one, actually--the same dakinis dancing on the sides.

http://www.tibetanspirit.com/all-items/kangling/

I also recall that Chagdud Tulku had designed some resin kanglings that looked very much like bone ones, and encouraged his students to use these.

So: am I mistaken in thinking that there is no consensus on the resin issue? Or is it rather that there are some communities where it's the norm, and others who don't go there?


*compared to human bone or wood. Other materials such as yak bone that you see on ebay... who knows? I don't know. Speaking of ebay, it seems these curly-horned ones are available. never seen something like this before.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ancienne-Corne- ... 2ca03b03ad

I can't read French very well, so if it's actually not a kangling, then apologies.

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Re: KANGLING

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Re: KANGLING

Postby DGA » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:43 pm

That's good stuff, Reibeam.

I don't own a kangling, and I'm not shopping for one. I always figure if I need a particular tool for Dharma practice, it'll fall into my hands. I've also noticed, for what it's worth, that things go badly for me when I decline gifts of Dharma implements and images.

Anyway, what interests me is how rules that seem hard and fast maybe aren't so hard and fast after all. Different teachers do see things a bit differently, so it's not always clever to generalize what you read online as being authoritative for everyone, always--maybe it's better to relax and ask one's teacher.

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Re: KANGLING

Postby Kunga » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:11 am

It's impossible to have a wooden kangling. A trumpet made of wood is a shingling, surely? :P

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Re: KANGLING

Postby Tsultrim T. » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:40 am

I think it depends on one's lineage and one's teacher. As others have stated these days resin and wood kanglings are available but are generally considered inferior to a good bone one with all the auspicious marks and signs and origin. My teacher who is an old school Nyingma lama says only bone is acceptable. However in a pinch a wood or resin one is easier to travel with and better than nothing.

Call me weird but considering all the nonsensical things people spend money on these days I personally don't mind spending a decent chunk of change on proper Dharma wares. There is also great merit in working and save money to buy such things and I have always been instructed to buy the best quality I can afford. For those of us in the West then, we can legitimately get a decent job and earn enough to purchase musical instruments, statues, thangkas, etc of the highest quality.


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