Tara (Outer Tantra) Incense

The Outer Tantras are the second three divisions in the nine-fold division of practice according to the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. These three divisions - Kriya, Upa and Yoga tantras, represent increasingly profound view, conduct and meditation practices. One of the emphasis in the outer tantras is on hygiene - in terms of bodily cleanliness, food and offerings. As such, certain subtsances used in the inner tantras are specifically prohibited in the outer tantras.

One of the most famous outer tantra practices is the Green Tara practice entitled Essence of Two Accumulations, revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa. In this practice, the consumption and offering of garlic, eggs and meat is specifically prohibited. In order to facilitate practitioners of this sadhana as well as other outer tantra practices, we have commissioned this incense specifically from Amji Kunsang, a Tibetan Medicine doctor from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.

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