Tingshas are two circular, metal discs held together by a metal cord. To play the tingshas, hold one side at the bottom of the leather strap in the center of the tingsha and strike the other side at a 90 degree angle. Allow the sound to resonate until it comes to its natural end. Tingshas are often used at the beginning of meditation or a round of chanting, and again at the end. Tingshas have also been used, like Singing Bowls, in sound healing, and in fengshui tingshas are used to clear the room of negative energy. It is believed that the sound of tingshas will ward off evil.