Khandro Kunzang explains the principles and practices of making incense offerings, called ‘sang chod,’ in Tibetan. This 6-part teaching from the first day of a two-day seminar held at Phubra Thinley Ling, in Lansing, Iowa, was given in July 2017.
Topics of this teaching include:
- The history and use of incense offerings from the Buddhist tradition;
- The theory of using smoke for healing, purification, offerings and increasing positive energy;
- The Tibetan concept of ‘drib’ – obscurations and defilements – what is being purified;?
- ‘Sang’ as an eco-Buddhist practice for restoring balance to the environment;
- Different types of ‘sang’ offering for particular purposes;
- The concept of ‘lung-ta’ and why this is an important quality to cultivate;
- The concept of the ‘Four Guests’ and how to relate to them; The deeper meaning of ‘sang’ and how it relates to our own subtle energies.