May 13, 2018

History of Tibet Incense

History of Tibet Incense

Incense in Tibet is believed to have come from India over 1,300 years ago and has been made in a time-honored method ever since. However, there are some ancient Tibetan texts that have been dated back over 2,000 years which include ingredients and composition of incense. The sticks were made to very precise formulas and methods that were strictly controlled by the monks. Buddhist tradition says that the Buddha made the first sticks himself, and passed the secrets on to his disciples, as the “masters of incense”, placing at their disposal a powerful tool for healing and meditation. Ancient Bon texts also speak of cleansing the air with smoke, which alludes to the burning of incense.

In Tibet, for many centuries, incense has been a part of their daily lives. Widely used for relaxation, meditation and the cleansing of the home environment, it has an aroma that often helps to calm and soothe restless minds. It is Mostly used in Monastery and prayer room. During the time of the Buddha, more than 2500 years back, these restorative and ascetic equations were created by consolidating a wide range of fixings. During a troubling time, these formulas would have been lost, yet were luckily saved by priests in the Tibetan religious communities. Masalas or blends of herbs, plants, blooms, leaves, grass, wood, bark, flavors and minerals are as yet mixed in strict agreement to these formulas.

How is Tibet incense is made?

Tibetan incense is unique. It is made by hand, using only pure herbs, spices and flowers, and it does not contain a central stick of bamboo to hold it together. Hand prepared incense has been used for many hundreds of years in the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan and is deeply rooted in Tibetan culture. Authentic Tibetan incense originates from traditional monastery recipes and medical formulations.

The main ingredient of Tibetan incense is wood. The wood is cut into small pieces and then ground into a fine powder. The other required ingredients are choice of the manufacturer and then added mixture is put into a container and left to dry.

The incense “paste” is sometimes formed into characters from the Tibetan alphabet, or complex, maze-like shapes, that burn in patterns and are believed to bring good fortune.

Their incense combines Tibetan culture and medicine and conforms to their own four characteristics; clean, pure, fine and natural.

Tibet incense is normally burned via the use of equipment called incense Burner, which holds the incense for stand vertically

Tibet Incense can be bought from anywhere from shop, it also delivers wholesale by NorlingArts.

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