Minling Surpoe Incense #32
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Minling Surpoe is a Tibetan Incense made by one of the oldest family owned Incense maker. This incense contains all the ingredients of the old incense of Mindrolling, one of the six major Nyingma monasteries in Tibet. Mindrolling monastery made their incense (tib. Poe) with a dent (tib. Sur), hence the name Surpoe. The word Minling is derived from Mindrolling meaning ‘place of perfect emancipation’. Minling Surpoe is mainly used for mandalas (tib. Kingkhor) as it contains all the substances and herbs permitted in the making of mandalas, big and small.
Size: 9.5" long
Number of Incense in the box: 30 sticks
Ven. Dakpa Tamdin as a young monk in Sakya, Tibet, learnt the art of incense making from many revered lamas in his monastery. After the Chinese occupation, he fled Tibet and started producing incense in Kalimpong, India, under the instruction and guidance of His Holiness the 2nd Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987), the supreme head of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Ven. Dakpa Tamdin, being one of Rinpoche’s favourite disciples, was given the Thamdze nyewa kuensel- a pill to mix with the initial ingredients. This is passed down until today to every batch of incense we make by the process of Jinlab Phabta so as not to break the chain.
With Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche’s approval and usage of Dakpa Tamdin incense for his personal daily practice, demand increased and Dakpa Tamdin incense flourished. Dakpa Tamdin incense was used in most households and in major Buddhist centres in Asia, Europe and America.