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Transcen-desktop Meditation

Introducing the original stress ball: With its tapping stick and hollow sphere, this Zen Ball imitates the sound of drums used by Buddhist monks. Meditative rituals the world over have long used rhythm to help calm the conscious mind. Made from monkey pod wood, hold the ball from the bottom and slowly tap on it with the thick side of the stick to make a transcendent knocking sound. A subtle and effective desktop tool for your daily moment of peace and relaxation. Handmade near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Item ID
19813
Made from
monkey pod wood
Measurements
Ball: approx. 2.75" dia.; Mallet: approx. 6" L

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ZEN BALL
 
3.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (14)
  • Sleek design (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Smaller than expected (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), Budget shopper (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (32)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Birthday (5)

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5.0

Nice Gift

By 

from Los Angeles, Ca

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School

    Comments about ZEN BALL:

    My mother loved this gift. She put it in her office and uses it everyday.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Definitely Uncommon

    By 

    from Annapolis MD

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about ZEN BALL:

      My son collects unusual instruments and I help him do so...This little iten= was a perfect choice of one he didn't already have...

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fun gift idea

      By 

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Sleek Design
      • Sturdy
      • Unique

      Cons

      • No Packaging

      Best Uses

        Comments about ZEN BALL:

        This is a fun gift idea but it arrives in a plastic bag only. No note about product use. I ended up printing the description from the website and buying a decorative box before giving it to the recipient.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Neat Product

        By 

        from Tennessee

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about ZEN BALL:

          This is a unique product. I wish it would have come with a description of the item (what it's made of, used for and the history of it). I purchased it as a gift & wanted the recipient to have a little info on what they were getting. Otherwise, great product.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          A Fun Gift

          By 

          from Indiana

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about ZEN BALL:

            Unique gift idea.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Great

            By 

            from New york

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ZEN BALL:

                This is such a great little stress reliever!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Mother
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Valentine’s Day

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Different Strokes,,,

                By 

                from Georgia

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                • Smaller Than Expected

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ZEN BALL:

                  Unique, interesting gift that was well recieved. It is small and the sound is also, but it is worth the money for folks that appreciate things different.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Zen Ball

                  By 

                  from Dutch Harbor , Alaska

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice size

                  Cons

                  • Not Good Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home Use
                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about ZEN BALL:

                  There was no real tone to it ,was really disappointed. Nice quality but no substance to the tone.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  relaxation vacation starts here

                  By 

                  from california

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sleek Design
                  • Sturdy
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Smaller Than Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about ZEN BALL:

                  nice

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Husband
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Interesting Sound and Fine Wood

                  By 

                  from St. Paul, MN

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Sleek Design

                  Cons

                  • Smaller Than Expected

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ZEN BALL:

                    The sound and shape are very satisfying.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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