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Unu-in offers 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 and $9 (painted) each.

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 here. To place an order click links below: 

• Alonga Incense   • Dark Wood Burner   • Colorfully Painted Burner

Payment Processing by PayPal

A PayPal account is not required. To help insure your privacy, when your order is placed online, only PayPal will have your credit card information. No online credit card information will ever be shared with us or sent to us by PayPal. At the present time only New York residents are required to pay State Sales Tax.


Shipping

All orders are shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS), Priority Mail. Orders are normally processed and shipped within 2 to 5 business days. For bulk orders of more than 60 rolls, or international orders please contact us for a shipping quote.

Alonga incense is handmade in Bhutan using centuries old methods and formulation, by a Bhuddist group, possibly nuns. The Himalayan lotus dish incense burners are handcrafted by Tamang Nepalese and Bhutanese refugee women in Khatmandu. Inoshi identified this incense after following an impulse to provide an incense for Unu-in Center'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