Tibetan Metal Incense Burner
Tibetan Metal Incense Burner

Tibetan Metal Incense Burner

SKU: 81001893

Tibetan Metal Incense Burner

SKU: 81001893
  • Handcrafted by Himalayan artisans
  • Ideal for prayer and ritual
  • Ships worldwide
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A Tibetan-style metal incense burner with a vintage antique finish and decorated with symbols inspired by the Eight Auspicious Signs. Carvings mask ventilation openings that enable the incense burner to be used covered or open.

  • Removable lid for convenient access and easy cleaning.
  • Raised off the ground to protect against overheating and fire.
  • Deep body can accommodate stick, cone, loose and powder incense.
  • Ideal for sang (smoke) offerings.
* As each item is handcrafted, variations in shape, colour and finishing may occur from piece to piece. These do not impact its spiritual function and benefits.

About Incense and Incense Offering

Across all Buddhist traditions, incense is one of the most common and basic substances used as offerings to the Buddhas and enlightened beings. Within Tibetan Buddhism, incense is typically used as an offering to the Three Jewels — Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It is also employed as part of Buddhist ritual to purify offering substances such as water, food and light.

In traditional Tibetan Medicine, incense is often used as a medicinal substance to treat certain ailments. Due to the healing qualities of its ingredients, Tibetan incense can soothe and calm a mind affected by depression, restlessness, anxiety and stress. Specific incense formulas can also be beneficial for common complaints such as migraines, cough, dizziness and insomnia.

On a spiritual level, the offering of incense reminds us to hold our vows purely and creates the causes for us to do so. In Buddhist thought, morality is considered to be one of the Six Perfections of a Bodhisattva practitioner. As such, it is one of the keys to reaching full enlightenment.

“Incense offerings should be done daily and consistently with great confidence in the supreme Dharma that liberates our mind from all sufferings and to the holy sage Buddha who has traversed over samsara.”
– Tsem Rinpoche

As we make incense offerings to the Buddhas, we generate the merits to become like them and hold our vows perfectly. This collection of merits is based on our Bodhisattva aspirations, and will lead us to the realisation of higher views which sees the faults of serving oneself as opposed to serving the needs of all sentient beings.

Therefore, offering incense of the best quality with the highest motivation may seem to be a simple spiritual act, but it leads to higher insight, integrity of practice, consistency of practice, generation of merits, and the ability to hold our vows which leads to the generation of higher attainments and insight within our mindstream.

For Incense Powder

  • Partially fill the burner with your desired amount of incense powder, then set it alight. For best results, use a small jet-flame lighter.

For Incense Sticks

  • Partially fill a new incense burner with ash or sand.
  • Light your favourite incense stick and place it horizontally on the bed of ash.
  • Alternatively, incense sticks can be placed vertically in the bed of ash.
  • A small quantity of powder incense can be sprinkled over the lit incense stick.

Safety Guidelines

  • Always use on a heat-resistant surface to prevent heat damage.
  • Remove the ash build-up regularly so that the burning incense does not come into close proximity with the lid of the burner.
  • Always burn incense in moderate quantities to prevent overheating.
  • Do not handle the incense burner when hot.
  • Never leave unattended.
  • Material: Metal
  • Height: 150 mm (5.9-in)
  • Diameter: 75 mm (2.9-in)
  • Weight: 300 g (10.6 oz)

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