Incense burning has been an important practice in many of the world's religious traditions. Light a stick of incense before a period of work, study, liturgy, or meditation. To offer a stick of incense, light the tip of the stick and gently fan it to put out the flame. Place the stick in an incense burner or in a bowl filled with ash, sand, or rice. Short incense sticks burn for approximately 25 minutes; long incense sticks burn for approximately 45 minutes.
Our selection of Signature Incense includes our Abbot's Incense, used by the abbots of Zen Mountain Monastery and Zen Center of New York City, as well as our line of Zen Mountain Monastery Signature Incense, developed exclusively for The Monastery Store. If you have any questions about our Signature Incense, please feel free to email us, or call us at (845) 688-7993—we'd love to help.
To learn more about incense, read our blog post about Koh-Do: The Way of Incense.