Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade A Incense

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$27.95

  • CAD: $36.82

Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade A incense is a premium Tibetan monastery incense with a full, rich and long-lasting aroma. It is perfectly suited for room cleansing, offerings and meditation practice. This incense is quite fragile, so care should be taken. It arrives with a simple paper wrapping over exposed sticks. Each package has been bubble-wrapped for protection. Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade A Incense is also available in Tibetan Monastery Incense Collection #2.

28-30 sticks per pkg.
20-22cm x 3mm
Approx. 50g

In stock

Description

Tashilhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama. The Monastery is located on the southern slope of the Nyiseri Mountain to the west of Shigatse City. It is largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in Rear Tibet, and the main stage where generations of Panchen Lamas carried out religious and political activities. The full name in Tibetan of the monastery means “all fortune and happiness gathered here” or “heap of glory”.

Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade A is imported from Tibet.

1 review for Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade A Incense

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    I feel like in order to properly explain what this smell is doing to me I need to describe the idea of ‘simulacrum’. Jean Baudrillard coined a term ‘simulacrum’ to describe things that are copies of something that doesn’t actually exist. For instance, go to Disneyworld. It’s a Small World. You ride through and it has things like little blonde-haired white people in wooden shoes dancing under a windmill to show us “Holland” or “Netherlands.” However, I’ve been to the Netherlands and actually traveled most of the entire country, which is about the size of Rhode Island, and nowhere did I see a windmill with wooden shoed white people dancing away under it.

    This incense is interesting because it’s a simulacrum for me. It’s creating some sort of ‘fake memory’ of being in a monastery at 2500 ft and being chilly and cold and having just a fire and this smoke to warm me early in the morning. The smoke keeps me present and the fire keeps me warm as I prepare for a day of meditation. Truth is, this is that musk note I discussed with Brillian Gem, but it’s tucked into a series of scents around wood and spice that make it a cloistered monk that only gives you little glimpses of the monk.

    Something about the smell reminds me a little of a burlap sack. Perhaps the simulacrum smell I’m getting is that I’m also wearing something cheap and burlapy. Regardless, I’m enchanted by this scent and I’m terribly surprised at how good Tibetan incense can get. I’ve been burning the cheap stuff up til now, mostly from the non-Tibetan monasteries formed after the Chinese Invasion just don’t have the same access to ingredients, I believe.

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