Handmade Tibetan Incense Stick
Rinchen Detse says: “Always smile when you’re gathering medicinal plants from the mountains. When you smile, the plants will smile back.”
With his bare hands, each year Detse creates 3,000 boxes of Tibetan incense over the two months when the climate is most favourable. This is Detse’s craft, as well as his livelihood.
This brings to mind my first visit to Tibet in October, where I stayed at Detse’s home. Later when I was back to the city, the fragrance of Tibetan incense permeated every inch of my clothes. The familiar smell filled every breath I took.
Plants in the mountains grow and follow nature, free from any intervention by humans. Every autumn in October, Detse gathers medicinal plants from his hometown, Ngawa in Sichuan. Every year in May when spring is giving way to summer, the frigid winter in Tibet begins to ease off, which is the best time for gathering medicinal plants.
As with sunrise and sunset, Detse’s incense follows the climate circle in Tibet and greets us once every year.
Three types of handmade Tibetan incense available for selection:
Morning Sun – for sleeping
Star Relief - for purification
Primordial Peace – for meditation
Toward the Truth – for repelling negativity
Around 70 sticks/ each box
Burning time: around 45 min
Length: about 15cm
Morning Sun is also known as Sleeping Incense. It clears energy blocks, eases anxiety and improves sleep quality, most suitable for those who get angry and depressed easily.
Most effective when used in the morning with our stomach and chakra pathways clear and empty. Through breathing, the incense penetrates all our chakras and sharpens our senses.
Primordial Peace, when used for meditation, improves circulation of energy throughout the chakra pathways in our body.
Exceptionally penetrating, this incense enters the three nadis (central, left & right) and helps clear all blockages.
It helps meditators become mindful quickly, gives the sushumna chakra a spring cleaning and strengthens the heart.
Particularly effective for tightness in chest, shortness of breath, back pain and heavy head.
Toward the Truth serves as a sacred offering for the Buddhas, dharma guardians, and clears obstacles effectively.
It also improves our memory and purifies the air. Relax and feel all its riches!
For religious rituals and aromatic use.