New items from India and Bhutan have arrived

Nado’s incense is known as the best in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is produced in a hut high above Thimphu, not accessible by car.

Long burgundy ropes of the precious ingredients–a blend of about one hundred aromatic essences, including giwang (bezoar), clove, nutmeg, saffron, red and white sandalwood, and many medicinal substances–lie out to dry before being packed into hand-made paper packages. Because the royal airline Druk Air (the only airline in Bhutan) has such stringent luggage allowances, it is difficult to bring much of anything out of the country without paying huge fees. Luckily, the Foundation has many devoted friends in the Kingdom. Choing Tshomo, who also helped in the making of Travellers & Magicians, agreed to export for us. But when she went to purchase the incense, she was surprised to find that there was a major shortage. It took quite a bit of her Bhutanese ingenuity, and more than a few hikes up to the hut, to acquire the 200 packets we had requested. During the inauguration, several fresh cases were delivered to be sold on the Benefits Gallery. The incense was sponsored by a KF donor, as are all of the items on the gallery.

One hundred percent of all sales proceeds go directly to support the Foundation. If you have any marketable items, hidden treasures, or services that you would like to donate to the gallery, please contact bg@khyentsefoundation.org. Also consider browsing the gallery when you are looking for gifts during the holiday season or for practice materials. Items are constantly updated.