為自己點2019的開運頭香 Burning the first incense stick for good luck in 2019

Legend has it that the first one who burns an incense stick to send prayers to gods can receive additional good luck from Jade Emperor.

As a matter of fact, there is a holy paradise within ourselves, which is our Godhood or Buddhahood.


一縷馨香,醇厚家風代代傳 The fragrance of incense conveys the virtue of a family

    Incense, traditionally widely used to worship gods with, has been a vital part for Chinese. It has been a significant ritual for Chinese to burn incense at the end of a year to send their best wishes to their ancestors. Home, to many of us, is synonymous with root; that is to say, we Chinese stress the importance of managing our family and learning to empathize with our own family members in the hope that we can have a solid bond with each other and have a fulfilling life. Through burning incense, we remember our ancestors, solidify our family bonds, learn to be grateful and filial, and last but not least, learn to be loving.


香道小常識----淺談品香三種方式 Tips on how to use the incense properly

Incense comes in three types, including burning incense, smoking incense and raw incense.
一、焚香First, burning incense
Literally, burning incense means that the incense can be burned directly. And this type includes incense powder, incense sticks, and incense loops.


聞香,豈能不讚嘆?Appreciating the Fragrance of Incense in Awe

Traditionally, synthetic incense has been the mainstream of incense manufacture. That is to say, the incense products commonly contain more than two ingredients and the combinations are based on the five elements of Chinese medicine and philosophy.


邀請春天進家門 Welcome Spring with Our Open Arms

Ancient Chinese divides a years into 24 solar terms, by which people arrange their lives and agricultural activities.The 24 solar terms include Sowing in spring, Plowing in summer, Harvesting in fall, and Storing in winter. Living by the changes of the seasons, people can hopefully have well-being.


生活中的香道(2)--敬 Living with the Art of Incense---Respect

Incense has been indispensable to humans since thousands of years ago. It is extraordinarily vital on religious ceremonies. By burning incense, reciting poetry, and dancing in particular attire, we can make the space for any rituals sacred. Incense conveys unfathomable mystery, making all of us respectful to it.


美的幸福方程式 The Formula of Beauty

A medicine expert in the Ching Dynasty once mentioned in a book, saying that if one was upset, he or she was advised to appreciate the beauty of blossoms, smell the fragrance of something to enhance his or her spiritual status, or listen to some great music to chase away the melancholy, as all the methods were thought to be superior to any medicinal treatment.


生活中的香道(1)---淨 Living with the Art of Incense---Purity

Since the dawn of history, human beings have used incense for thousands of years to enrich their life and to pay tribute to their supreme gods. Incense can be utilized to purify the space, objects, bodies, or even emotions. The details are listed as follows:


關於香的二三事 Information about Incense

Typically, people relate incense to the incense sticks that are held upright burning in the incense urn. However, this is simply one aspect of how incense is used. In terms of the culture, development, and history of incense, its abundance is beyond the understanding of most people.


The Link between Incense and Archery

Incense ceremony and archery practices are both aimed at helping people concentrate. By means of the focusing on the actions, rituals, spiritual practices, concentration, and related courtesy, we can fully train our body and mind in the hope that our body and mind merge into one. 


焚香的本質The essence of burning incense




The essence of burning incense
  The primary function of Chinese herbal medicine is to cure diseases, while incense is used to prevent diseases.
   Incense, traditionally composed of Chinese herbs, is manufactured based on Chinese medical theories and thus incense is in one sense synonymous with medicine.
  As we inflame some incense, the air will be filled with light and pleasant fragrance of some medicinal herbs. After we inhale it, our body and mind can gradually and naturally calm down and relax. As a result, our energy can be transformed or enhanced. The fragrance of incense not only upgrades our moods but also does good to our health and mental stability.
 Burning incense purifies our personal living environment. In essence, burning incense can be regarded as a means of preventive medicine and can be utilized to help create a peaceful energy field for our body, mind, and soul.


香道,內在合ㄧ之道Incense ceremony integrates the inner and outer world.

宇宙內所有現象和事物均存在著陰陽兩種不同的現象,如:晝/夜、男/女、動/靜、高/低、長/短、生/死、虛/實、天/地……萬事萬物就在這兩股動能中相互交替運作,生生不息。由此所啟發的哲學思維,則是追求陰陽平衡、相互尊重、彼此包容、剛柔並濟的和諧生活,以開啟更高的智慧,達到天人合一的圓滿境界  古人說「器以載道」,「器」是一種物質性的創作或形式的展現。因此,若以「器」的角度來看,香道是美的形式與文化內涵的載體,透過美感經驗與專注覺察的精神修練,其最主要的目的,是回歸內在陰陽和諧的極之「道」。