Drums, along with bells and kanglings, are essential for practicing Chod in the traditional way. Most drums available today are made with standard wood and skin painted green with generic mantras pasted inside. These drums, however, have been made with high quality burlwood while the skins get their color from being treated with various minerals and buried for a period of time. Most importantly, these drums have the correct mantras painted in gold according to the Dudjom T'hroma Chod tradition.
These drums were crafted by Pema Bumtang in Kathmandu, Nepal.