All of our Tibetan ritual items were hand crafted by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. Indeed, these same artisans have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. As a result, when you purchase this set of eight 3.5″ Tibetan offering bowls you can rest assured it was crafted by the best artisans in the world.
Traditionally, there are seven offering substances: water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, and food. However, water is often substituted because it is visualized as pure nectar by the Buddhas. Additionally, water is plentiful in Tibet and devotees are encouraged to be generous with their time and possessions just as they would give away water.
The Tibetan offering ritual begins in the morning when the bowls are filled and left on your Buddhist altar. In the evening the bowls are emptied and the ritual is completed. If this offering is made correctly, it has the potential to alleviate greed and improve your generosity. Additionally, it is believed that the Tibetan offering ritual is done to the delight of the Buddhas.