All of our set of eight handmade water offering bowls was hand crafted using traditional methods. 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 4″ handmade water offering bowls you can rest assured it was created by world class artisans.
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.
Tibetan offerings done properly at your Buddhist altar will help you to alleviate the defilements of greed and craving. As a result, you can enhance your generosity and virtue. The offerings are left on your altar in the morning and they are then removed in the evening. It is believed that symbolic offerings are done to the delight of the Buddhas.