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For thousands of years, gongs held an important part in Asian culture. In Buddhism, a gong is sounded at the start of each day. In Chinese temples, gongs are struck 108 times because it's believed that sentient beings have 108 types of worries. The teaching is this - upon hearing the gong, worries will cease, wisdom will grow. Gongs were sounded to chase away evil spirits, warn of invading armies, heal the sick and invoke the spirits of the dead. To be touched by a gong was said to bring happiness and strength. Bring these traditions into your home or workspace with our desk gong. Our desk gong is hand crafted using traditional methods.