Ritual Spotlight

The Story Behind Our BEL

As our name suggests, we often abide by the sacred rule of three. With the BEL, that manifests in the use of fire, gravity, and sound to measure the passing of time.

We’re also targetting three senses: sight, with the meditation practice of Trataka; smell, from candles infused with essential oils; and sound when each pin lands with a resonant ding. These senses act as guides for the practitioner, leading the mind back to the present moment after it wanders.

This ritual object was born from a personal search for a meditation timer that is beautiful, functional, and most importantly, analog. We love that apps have made meditation accessible but ending a sit with a notification from a phone can be so jarring that it undoes the effect.

In creating the BEL, we drew inspiration from the sound of Tibetan singing bowls, the scent of Indian Ashrams, and the minimal aesthetic of our favorite home objects.