Zavk, you mentioned a nice Burmese bell to wake up with that you downloaded from some buddhism site. I'm looking everywhere on the net for it. I discovered that the name is 'kyeezee' so I decided to make it my username here immediately -- I'm new on this site. I really like the sound. The only downloadable kyeezee-sounds I can find though are from some guy named Stephan Micus, but those bells are much higher in sound than the ones at meditation courses (at IMC anyway). And I want just one single bell sound, not a whole concert of bells.
By the way, I don't want to use it to wake up but to let me know that an hour or something has passed when meditating. It's such a soothing sound.
Fyi: I use a cell-phone as alarm-clock and am more skeptical of the whole superstition around it than of the 'radiation' of the cell-phone itself. And I have a lot of attachments, but an attachment to my cell-phone I don't have.
Through many a birth
I wandered in samsara,
seeking, but not finding
the builder of this house.
Sorrowful is it to be born again and again.
O house-builder! Thou art seen.
Thou shalt build no house again.
All thy rafters are broken.
Thy ridge-pole is shattered.
My mind has attained the unconditioned.
Achieved is the end of craving.