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Kalachakra Tibetan Incense

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The Mandala is an important symbol of ancient Tibetan Buddhism culture. The cross-shaped centre symbolises merits, virtues and the oracle. It is also the most skilful and convenient way to come to a successful issue in Tibetan Buddhism. As an indispensable part of oriental aesthetics of life, the burning of incense is an act of good wishes and forms an important element in meditation, self-cultivation and study. The Kalachakra Tibetan Incense has a clever design. It combines the Mandala and the burning of incense in a simplified manner that represents “sunyata” (voidness) and mystery. This is an innovative way to present the teachings of Buddhism and encourage Buddhist practice and prayer. Its Kalachakra Mandala (an outer-packing pattern) also represents the palaces of Buddha and Bodhisattva in oriental traditional Buddhist culture. According to the principle of colours (blue, yellow, red and green), a different section in the Mandala bears a different merit and meanings: Yellow for “sense of beauty” and the ability to purify the mind; blue for “introspection” and thinking beyond oneself; red for an “analytical mind” and the ability distinguish right from wrong; and green for “original intention” and inner cognition. To go to the West place (red), which symbolises recovery and development, simply burn the Ame Kalachakra Tibetan Incense in the red area. Likewise, burn the incense in the East (blue) for luck and safety, the North (green) for health and happiness and the South for wealth and success.

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Credits
  • Company:
    Ame Culture, China
  • Team Lead:
    Zou Mingbo
  • Design:
    Chen Gaomeng, Li Min, Li Siwen, Qi Xiaoting
Kalachakra Tibetan Incense | Red Dot Design Award
Kalachakra Tibetan Incense | Red Dot Design Award