Of our minimal products, we specially offer Alonga Incense, handmade with handpicked ingredients in and from The Kingdom of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas. An extraordinary, high quality compressed particulate stick (no wood core). Each roll has 30 sticks, wrapped in lavender thread, and natural paper. Each stick measures 8 5/8 inches (21.9 cm) and burns evenly and slowly on average for 75 minutes.
We also have in stock a limited number of handcrafted lotus dish incense burners, either in simple dark wood, or colorfully painted.
Use this incense to enhance your meditation, lift your mood, smudge, deepen dreams, etc. Alonga incense available to order at $15 per roll. Incense burners / holders $8 or $9 (painted lotus). You may place an order using links below.
For a little more on the Himalayan community you benefit by purchasing these items, origin of the name of this incense, and quotes about incense, read further below.
Alonga incense is handmade in Bhutan using centuries old methods and formulation, by a Buddhist group, possibly nuns. The Himalayan lotus dish incense burners are handcrafted by Tamang Nepalese and Bhutanese refugee women in Katmandu. Inoshi identified this incense after following an impulse to provide an incense for EastWest Work's activities and the NY Reiki Conference in 2012. However, it wasn't until 2013 that arrangements were able to be completed.
The name "alonga" was received by Inoshi (via Inyo, Inoshi's spiritual voice) while meditating with this incense. Its meaning given as "lengthening". Further research indicates that "alonga" represents place names in Australia and Congo. The former being an aboriginal word for an area where native peoples met, known as a gathering place. A few quotes:
Orchid---breathing incense into butterfly’s wings. ~ Matsuo Basho, Japanese Poet
Better do a kindness near than go far away to burn incense. ~ Chinese Proverb (popularized by Amelia Earhart)
I have lit the first incense and have also lit the last so-called departing incense. ~Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese Writer
Fine incense, better than a book! ~Inoshi