There are many similarities among all religions. The Old Testament of the Bible speaks of making burnt offerings to the Lord, it speaks of the fragrance that rise up to heaven and into God's nose. Here in the Tibetan Buddhist practice, juniper is burnt and it causes a lot of smoke that rises up to heaven. In Chinese Buddhist temples, candles are burnt. The Tibetans practised an animistic religion called 'bon'. Today Tibetan Buddhism incorporates 'bon' practices into their Buddhism. It's called Tibetan Buddhism or Bon Buddhism. Some Tibetans still practises the 'Bon' religion.