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Originating from the sacred grounds of Gaden Monastery, Ganden Khenpa is also called the “Obstacle-Clearing Grass”. At a time when Tibet was plagued with illnesses, the great Lama Tsongkhapa cut and scattered his hair on the ground. Where his hair fell grew the herbal Ganden Khenpa, which has been used for generations for healing in traditional Tibetan Medicine, and made into incense for purifying spaces and for making offerings to the Buddhas. When burnt, it produces a fresh, grassy scent.
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The fragrance of incense can be found in every culture in our world. In Buddhism, besides its use in devotional rituals and as an offering to invite the blessings of the Buddhas, incense is also used as medicine, as an air purifier, or just simply as a fragrance.

Burning incense has many benefits such as in aromatherapy for improving concentration, stimulating creativity, and relieving headaches, stress and depression. Incense smoke is also known to contain anti-bacterial properties. Recently in China, incense was used to sterilise a hospital ward and found to be just as effective as chemical agents.

Known for its medicinal and purifying properties, Ganden Grass, or Ganden Khenpa in Tibetan, has been used in monasteries and by every Tibetan household for nearly 600 years.

Originating from the sacred grounds of Gaden Monastery, one of the great three Gelug monasteries, it is said that at a time when Tibet was plagued with illnesses, the great Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of Gaden Monastery and the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, sought a way to relieve the sufferings of all sentient beings. He cut and scattered his hair on the ground and where his hair fell, from the consecrated ground grew the herbal Ganden Khenpa.

Ganden Khenpa is also called the “Obstacle-Clearing Grass” and is highly sought after. When made into incense, it is burnt to purify the air and as an offering to the Buddhas for clearing obstacles. As a medicinal herb, it is used in Tibetan Medicine as an anti-inflammatory and to improve blood circulation. The personal physician of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama promotes Ganden Khenpa as an effective remedy for respiratory illnesses, for colds and flu as well as to cleanse a polluted space. Ganden Khenpa can also be used for filling Buddha statues, stupas and holy objects.

Also known as “Tibetan Sage”, Ganden Khenpa comes from the Artemis family of herbs, the same family as Wormwood and Desert Sage, used by Native Americans for spiritual healing rituals.

When burnt, Ganden Khenpa produces a fresh grassy scent.

Directions for Use

  • Burn on hot coals or in an electric incense burner
  • Sprinkle a small amount on burning incense sticks
  • Can be mixed with other types of loose incense and burnt in the same manner.
  • Use in traditional Tibetan Medicine according to the advice of a qualified Tibetan doctor.
  • Insert into Buddha statues

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  • Weight: Approximately 100g (0.22 lb)

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