Dirapuk Monastery Special Incense

(2 customer reviews)


  • CAD: $13.24

This is a fine incense, calming, woody and herbal. The scent is rich, with a slight tanginess. Ingredients include borneol, cinnamon, red and white sandalwood, with several ingredients picked from Mr Kailish itself. Ideal for meditation, offerings and cleansing.

The Monastery is located at a height of 5080m and faces the north face of Mt Kailash, the most sacred of Buddhist mountains.

Approx. 40 sticks per pkg. | Approx. 20cm x 3mm | Approx. 48g


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2 reviews for Dirapuk Monastery Special Incense

  1. Stephen

    I would agree with the purveyors statements about this being medium-strong and musky. Though the musk in this one isn’t quite the ‘animal musk’ as much as I’d have expected, rather this musk is more like the musk you get from an old wooden cabinet that used to be in a Chinese apothecary. It really does remind me of an old medicine chest with hints of bitterness and pungent smells coming through. Definitely not reminding me of a animal smell as much. There is no central wood smell for me to hang onto, only hints like you’d get from old wooden objects. I wonder if the wood used in here is old weathered wood or even the monastery’s old ground up medicine cabinet. It started raining really hard during the burn on this stick, and somehow that changed the scent and it now smells like someone is cooking some sort of stew with maybe coconut milk and lemongrass. I’m noting that this scent changed when the humidity jumped about 20 points in ten minutes, and that in typical Hawaiian fashion, the rain has stopped just as I’m typing this and now the smell is meshing with the ‘fresh rain’ smell and making cooking smells as well as still having that central ‘medicine cabinet’ smell I was alluding to before. Normally I don’t feel like I can smell the camphor but here I definitely feel like it might be contributing to that medicine smell.

  2. James Deas

    This is my favorite of the ~10 types I’ve tried from incense traditions, all in what I would consider the Tibetan family, to include Bhutan and Nepal.
    Unlit it’s a little like Holy Land 2, another favorite of mine. I wish I had the words to describe it, it brought to mind a beautiful ancient temple I’ve never visited, and how I imagined the flowing ceremonial gowns might smell.
    Smokey, but not offensive. Not punch-in-the-face smokey. Of all the Tibetan style incenses, this one feels the most “serious” or “studious” to me. Like this one would be most conducive to the more devout practicer of meditation etc. It demands your attention, but by pulling you in, not pushing. And it felt cryptic, like there was some secret it contains, graspable with enough study.
    Sorry for vague/emotional descriptions. I detected something like saffron.
    If I had to say something negative it would be about the smokeyness, maybe it would be overbearing after a while. But I’m burning it 5 feet in front of me, so that could be user error.
    If you like Holy Land I or II, if you like Highland Long, I highly recommend this. It’s not cheap, but you can get some in a custom sample-pack to try, and then the price is the same as anything else. Although when I last checked, they were out : (

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