Please enjoy our uniquely crafted set of eight 3.5″ Tibetan offering bowls. The new owner will certainly appreciate that each offering bowl features elegant engravings with silver/gold plating. Additionally, this set of offering bowls was handmade in Patan, Nepal using traditional methods. Indeed, our craftsmen in Patan have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, when you place your new set of offering bowls on your altar, rest assured that it is of monastic quality.
Traditionally, there are seven offering substances: water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, and food. However, eight bowls of pure water is often substituted for the seven substances. It is also believed that the water will be visualized as pure nectar by the Buddhas. Water is used as a symbol because it is very plentiful in Tibet. As such, devotees are encouraged to be generous with their time and possessions just as they would be with water.
Please remember that proper placement and use of Tibetan offering bowls is encouraged to enhance your Buddhist practice. The symbolic offering will decrease defilements such as greed and craving. Additionally, the offering ritual will enhance generosity and bring the delight of the Buddhas.