In our opinion meditation is not about training the mind. Nor is it about sitting in some contortionist pose for hours with your hands pointed upwards at the sky. Meditation is about the experience of opening to the moment, without effecting any change on what is.
Real meditation leads to the end of seeking, the end of fear and the end of self-identification. Ultimately, it leads to the profound discovery and realisation that what ‘we’ actually are is awareness itself, the conscious energy which represents the totality of our existence.
The role of incense in meditation goes back to the beginning of man’s experience with the ‘divine.’ Meditation incense soothes the mind, calms the senses, and rids the immediate atmosphere of negative energies. Some people even posit that specific blends of incense impart positive impulses to the brain which, over time, become a natural response to that particular incense.
Although often associated with Zen Buddhism and yogic meditation practices, various passages in the Bible make reference to the use of incense. Leviticus 2:15, for example, says: “You shall then put oil on it and lay incense on it; it is a grain offering.”
How to use meditation incense
(a) Choose a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
(b) Find a comfortable position, either on a meditation cushion, or in a chair. Make sure your back and legs are properly supported, and your posture correct.
(c) Light the incense and begin your meditation. Meditation is simply being available to what is. Simply feel exactly what you’re feeling, sense exactly what you’re sensing. Then drop the ‘I’ perceiving it.
dhuni meditation incense is all created (with the exception of citronella) with the intention of furthering spiritual practice. Our use of solely natural, organic, ethically sourced herbs, plants and resins is the first step, careful blending is the second. Burn it mindfully, with a nod to the divine in us all, and breathe.