Tibetan incense is deeply entwined with Tibetan culture. Over 2500 years ago, during the time of Buddha, monastic and medicinal formulas were developed, combining up to 30 different ingredients. Masalas or mixtures of different herbs, plants, flowers, leaves, grass, wood, bark, spices and minerals were blended in strict accordance to these recipes. Many of these formulas would have been lost throughout history, but were fortunately preserved by monks in the Tibetan monasteries.
Tibetan incense is often used to purify and cleanse the atmosphere for meditation and prayer. The wonderful fragrances provide a calm and soothing aroma for one's meditation environment.
All of the incense we offer is handmade according to ancient monastic traditions. They contain all-natural ingredients and are prepared without glues, sticks, perfumes or dyes. The list of ingredients that can be found in our selection is quite remarkable, including sandalwood, cedar, juniper, amber, musk, jasmine, frankincense, lemongrass, rose, mint, lemon, pine, cinnamon, lavender and others. Once in our store you can narrow your search by using the search box at the top of the page to enter key ingredients or descriptive words such as healing or meditation.
Tibetan Incense is hand rolled from natural herbal ingredients with no bamboo stick in the center. 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. During the time of the Buddha, over 2500 years ago, medicinal and monastic formulas were developed that combined many different ingredients. These ancient recipes have been preserved by monks in the Tibetan monasteries. Masalas or mixtures of herbs, plants, flowers, leaves, grass, wood, bark, spices and minerals are still blended in strict accordance to these recipes.
When burned, Tibetan incense produces a rich, earthy, and pure aroma which can help soothe and calm a restless mind. It is widely used to purify the environment and as an aid for meditation and relaxation. In Tibetan medicine, it is often used to alleviate depression, stress and anxiety. A daily incense or sang offering is an important part of Tibetan culture and most homes and monasteries will have a place reserved for offering incense.
We carry over 100 unique blends of Tibetan incense, each traditionally prepared by hand in strict accordance to ancient recipes. All are made without perfumes, glues, dyes or bamboo sticks. The list of ingredients is quite extensive including cedar, sandalwood, juniper, amber, musk, jasmine, frankincense, lemongrass, rose, mint, lemon, pine, cinnamon, lavender and more. You can narrow your search using the search box to enter key ingredients or descriptive words such as healing or meditation. We hope you enjoy the soothing benefits of Tibetan incense!
Tibetan Prayer Flags are flown throughout the Himalayas, and are often seen at bridges, crossroads, holy sites, temples, rooftops, mountain summits or anywhere the prayers may meet the wind. The flags are traditionally printed with auspicious symbols, mantras and prayers, which are blown by the wind, spreading good will and compassion into all of space. It is an ancient tradition, dating back thousands of years, with the intent of bringing benefit to all, invoking compassion, harmony, peace, wisdom and strength, and offering protection against dangers and evil.
As a flag's images fade from exposure to the wind and elements, the prayers become a permanent part of the universe. Just as all living things move on and are replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by mounting new flags alongside the old. The prayer flag tradition welcomes the ongoing cycle of life with good will, wisdom, and harmony.
We carry several options of prayer flags to choose from. The horizontal flag strings are called Lung ta in Tibetan, meaning "Windhorse", and the vertical pole flags are called Darchor, meaning "flagstaff". The standard cotton flags are from the bustling street markets of Kathmandu, where they are sold to locals and visiting Buddhist pilgrims. The flags labeled as high grade use superior quality inks and fabric, and have had their prayer mantras verified by a Lama.
Tibetan Prayer Flags are believed to be beneficial to those in their vicinity, offering protection against dangers and evil, and invoking compassion, harmony, peace, wisdom and strength. Flown throughout the Himalayas, they are often seen at bridges, crossroads, holy sites, temples, rooftops, mountain summits or anywhere the prayers may meet the wind. The Tibetan word for prayer flags is Lung-ta, literally "Windhorse".
The five different flag colors have many meanings in Tibetan Buddhism, including the five directions, the five wisdoms, the five meditation Buddhas, the five mental attributes, and the the five physical elements ~ blue sky, white cloud, red fire, green water, and yellow earth. The flags naturally fade as they are exposed to the elements, and traditionally, are replaced during the Tibetan New Year.