Tsurpu Monastery No. 1 ‘Red’ Incense
- CAD: $18.85
The aroma of this premium incense is pure and refreshing, without being intrusive or ‘heavy’. Produced in accordance with the ancient Kagyu tradition, Tsurpu Monastery Grade 1 Red is used as a holy offering. It contains no artificial ingredients and has been empowered by the Dharma King, Karmapa. Includes medicinal herbs, Ganden medicinal herbs, nectar pills, Tsurpu holy water, musk, white and purple sandalwood, saffron, crocus.
Tsurpu Monastery was founded in the twelfth century. It is a branch of the Kagyupa tradition and considered the most important Kagyu monastery and seat of the Karmapa lineage. Their members are known as the Black Hats after the Second Karmapa was presented with one by Kublai Khan. The Karmapa were the first order to institute the system of reincarnated lamas — a tradition later adopted by the Gelugpa school.
Approx. 35 sticks per pkg | 23cm x 2.5mm | Approx. 48g
This is a super-smooth scent, with the usual Tibetan players of Cypress, Juniper, Musk, etc, and a scent which is common to both “Red” and “Brown” Tsurphu incense, a somewhat woody/herbal background which suggests Sandalwood and Nutmeg. No particular scent dominates, they all weave together in a seamless symphony of scents. The packet reads there are 34 ingredients, this is a spiritual device common to Tibetan and Bhutanese incenses, the large number is to satisfy all the diverse beings in the universe. Certainly this is a very satisfying incense at an affordable price.