Former residence of Thönmi Sambhota, inventor of the Tibetan script and bringer of incense to Tibet
Thönmi Sambhota introduced formulas and the secrets of preparation of sacred incense to Tibet in the 7th c CE. He lived in the Tun-da (Tunba) region (3600m high, about 190km w of Lhasa). Under his guidance and teaching, incense from the region became renowned for its excellence. Today’s Master is Tsering Dorje of Tun-da village. Tun-da (Tunba) and nearby villages, such as Tun-Mi and Myalo Town, derive the bulk of their income from production and sales. We’re delighted to carry their excellent varieties.
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: