SOLD OUT 36" Trung Sisters Vietnamese Gong on Meinl Tam Tam Gong Stand - FREE SHIPPING

SOLD OUT 36" Trung Sisters Vietnamese Gong on Meinl Tam Tam Gong Stand - FREE SHIPPING
Item# gu-36trungmeintampro
Retail Price: $1,799.99
Gongs Unlimited Price: $1,688.99
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Yes, this combo comes with a gong, stand and mallet.

Measurements
Diameter: 36 inches
Rim depth is approximately 5 inches
Bell sticks out about 2.5 inches


Stand Measurements:
Base is 32" wide
Feet are 25" deep
The gong hangs about 14" from back pole.


The Meinl Tam Tam Stand works well for gongs like the 36" Trung Sisters gong. This is a deep strong gong, with a steady, solid tone.

And with this stand, you can adjust the height! You can get the hanger down to approximately 45" and up to approximately 75" high off the ground.

We love the Meinl Tam Tam Stand!

It is heavy duty and well made. It doesn't make noise from the pieces banging each others... but please remember to tighten the bolts firmly, Mr. and Mrs. Gong Player of Any Orchestra USA.

We love the Trung Sisters, too!

While we have honored the legend and power of the Trung Sisters, two sisters who helped the struggling Vietnamese people defeat the Chinese invaders long ago in naming this gong, we at Gongs Unlimited have always felt cautious about ancestor worship.

Who knows where your grandparents have reincarnated by this time? Where are you afraid to use your will to create what you desire? Or where do you feel too weak to achieve it without ancestors' help?

There is a line between asking for spiritual help and then not using your capabilities or power. One doesn't want to push one's ego onto a situation, but remember, your ancestors are to be spoken with and enjoyed, not to fill the gaps in your fears or weaknesses.

Below are some discussions of questions related to this issue with the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh when he address officials in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2005.

A Question of Superstition

Question:

Worshipping the ancestors is very good for our country. But when people make an offering and then make a prayer asking for something, it’s a kind of exchange: if I make an offering, then you will give me something. That is superstition.

Answer:

The key to this very important question is education. The superstition of today can become the non-superstition of tomorrow. When we go to the temple, we light the incense and bow before the statue of Buddha.

It may look like superstition, but Buddhist insight tells us that Buddha is the capabil­ity of under­standing, of compassion, of love. Of course that statue is just a representa­tion, a sym­bol. When people start practicing, they think that Buddha is outside of them. But when they become good practitioners, they see that they have Buddha nature within them, and they see it in others.

We have to help people go to a higher level of understanding. We also have to see the cultural value in this practice and that our love for the deceased is our motivation.

Our ancestors have the right to know what’s going on in our lives. When we have child who is sick, we can light a stick of incense and ask the ancestors to help the child. We say, “Oh, the child is so sick, I ask the ancestors to protect the child,” and wake up the presence of our ancestors in each of our cells and in the cells of our child. If we listen deeply, we will hear a response from the ancestors in each of our cells.



Via Meinl:

"The MEINL Gong/Tam Tam Stand is engineered in a strong frameless manner, in order for one to play a Gong or Tam Tam very easily. Furthermore the stand can be adjusted in height from a very low position up to a high position."