Using powder incense can be a unique spiritual experience just in the ritual of lighting it itself. The most common way to use powder incense is with charcoal disks.
Holding a charcoal disk with tongs at a safe distance, use your lighter or match to light the corner of the charcoal disk. The disk will begin to spark as it lights. Once it's sparking, it will self light the rest of itself. You may set the charcoal disk in your fireproof dish now. Set the disk such that the concave side is facing up giving you a little "bowl" shape to sprinkle the incense on.