Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade B Incense

(2 customer reviews)


  • CAD: $42.09

Tashilhunpo B is a refined, premium incense produced by the Monastery and is a fine, economical daily use incense.

The Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama and is located on the southern slope of the Nyiseri Mountain to the west of Shigatse City. It is the 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 name means “all fortune and happiness gathered here” or “heap of glory”.

Approx. 65 sticks per pkg | 33cm x 2.5mm | Approx. 120g

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2 reviews for Tashilhunpo Monastery Grade B Incense

  1. Stephen

    My guess with this is that like many Himalayan sticks that I’ve tried that go through different grade systems, this grade B is meant for daily use while A is for special rituals and occasions. The ingredients might be exactly the same only they use ‘cheaper’ in grade b, like “stems and leaves instead of buds”. This is basically half the price of A when broken down by price per inch, and I would put the scent squarely in the court of one of my favorite Himalayan incenses – Aradhana by Sagarmatha in Nepal. In fact, I rank Aradhana as my favorite Nepalese incense at this point. So that is praise.

    However, Aradhana is easily 1/10 the price at 1.79 for 20 sticks. I’m doing a triple side by side challenge with this, as I lit a stick of Aradhana, as well as A and B to do immediate side by side sniff comparisons. This is higher quality than Aradhana – Aradhana has a metallic tinge to it that is not present here. Also Aradhana has a bamboo core which throws off more smoke. Comparing B and A, B is definitely more musky and smoky burning just a little faster than A. The scent profile between the two is different enough that I’d suggest owning both and keeping A for a special occasion and B for your day to day practice. I’m glad I did the comparison because I’m also noticing that Aradhana attracts me because it has that animal musk note that makes me imagine what waking up after a three dog night might smell like. The thing that I like about this B is that there is more to it than just the musky scent, it has a balanced set of herbs under it that support the scent and make it worth the price difference.

  2. Erik

    Really beautiful scent. It resembles Tun-Da village master -incense, but this one is much more delicate and beautiful.

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