Katok Monastery Formula Incense

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$14.95

  • CAD: $19.69

The aroma of Katok Monastery Formula Incense is very distinctive, rich and full-bodied, featuring spicy, slightly sweet tones. There is a moderate to heavy amount of smoke when first lit, which settles down when burning. The ash produced is dark. It is excellent for meditation practice and offerings. Katok Monastery Formula Incense is also available in Tibetan Monastery Incense Collection #3.

20 sticks per pkg.
23-24cm x 4mm
Approx. 57g

 

In stock

Description

Katok Monastery Formula Incense is produced under an agreement from Katok Monastery. Founded in 1159, Katok is one of the six principal monasteries of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in Derge, Sichuan. The monastery is known for its fine scholarship and today has 112 branch monasteries from Mongolia to Sikkim.

2 reviews for Katok Monastery Formula Incense

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    What a great entry smell. I’m going to guess there is some sort of red-clay and charcoal mixture in this stick to keep the burn cooler. The smell this produces is actually more unique now that I’ve had so much Tibetan experience thanks to incense-traditions. It has a sweet wood component that reminds me a little of Bhutanese notes while having a sort of hint of muskiness in that flavor I called ‘animal musk’ as it reminds me so much of musky smells I’d get at Zoos or when visiting people who kept ferrets. There is a salty overtone to this whole scent combination and I feel like this is also… I dunno how to say this but somehow it’s spiritually sexy. My meaning behind this is that I’m kind of turned on by the smell, but not to do physical rutting, but to go meditate so I can go on the astral plane and have mindsex with archangels. It’s arousing but focusing. Like this would pair well with Shaolin workouts. Note – the ash is particularly hotter than average ash, and ‘firmer’ leading me to believe in my clay theory because the ash is so red.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas

    Part of how I judge an incense is how it makes me feel, not just the smell. This incense causes me to feel quite relaxed, warm and removes anxiety and fear. Seems to empty the mind, putting it in a solid and stable place. The most upfront smell is a light cedar scent, much like a freshly sharpened cedar pencil (though much finer). There are many layers underneath and a certain earthy base. I find it to be quite smooth and agreeable overall and have not experienced a sore throat or cough after inhaling.

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