Thönmi Sambhota brought incense to Tibet in the 7th c. and resided in the Tun-da region, about 3600m high, near the villages of Tun-Da and Tun-Mi, about 120 miles west of Lhasa. His highly sophisticated formulas and exacting preparations have continued since that time, and today’s Master is Tsering Dorje of Tun-da village. Tun-da and the nearby villages derive the bulk of their income from production and sales. We’re pleased to carry their excellent incense.
The following video has been edited from “Discovery” (CCTV Channel 10, owner of the copyright) and shows the making of incense from start to finish in the small Tibetan village of Tun-da (or Tunba). It is a fascinating process, accomplished primarily by hand: