Mindroling Monastery is
one of the six major monasteries of the Nyingma school
in Tibet. It was founded by Rigzin Terdak Lingpa in 1676. Mindroling,
in Tibetan means "Place of Perfect Emancipation". It is located
in the Lhasa region of
Tibet, approximately 43 kilometers east of the Lhasa airport, on
the south side of the Tsangpo river.
was heavily damaged in 1718 by the Dzungar Mongols from
It was rebuilt during the reign of the Seventh
Dalai Lama, Kelzang-Gyatso (1708-1757).
Dungsay Rinchen-namgyel and Jetsunma Mingyur Paldron, the son and
daughter of Terdak Lingpa, supervised its reconstruction.
300 years its monastic university trained Nyingma scholars and
yogis from all over Tibet. At Mindroling, special emphasis was
placed on the learning of Buddhist scriptures,
astronomy, Tibetan lunar calendar, calligraphy, rhetoric, and Tibetan
medicine. Monks traditionally studied thirteen major sutra and
of the Nyingma, and learned the practices stemming from various
especially from the lineage of Terdak Lingpa. The monastery had
at one time, over one hundred satellites and its throne holder
was one of the most revered in Tibet.
At the time
of the 1959 revolt against Chinese Communist rule in Central Tibet, there were approximately
300 monks at Mindroling. In the years after 1959, the monastery
again suffered damage to its buildings, but it was not as severe
as at other monasteries such as Ganden.
At present, the monastery is still being reconstructed in Tibet.
NAGA NECTAR INCENSE POWDER: There
are presently many Naga incenses available but the ones
with standard formulation and strict preparation methods
are hard to find.
fulfill the present devotee’s need to have true
lineage Naga incense, Mindroling has made this special
Naga incense based on ancient formulation by Mipang Rinpoche,
and renowned Tibetan Medicine doctor, Khyenro Norbu.
Ingredients include Dzi, Five Treasures, white sandalwood,
red sandalwood, three fruits, nutmeg and 60 over natural
Tibetan medicinal herbs.
MEDICINAL INCENSE POWDER: This incense
powder is made according to a traditional secret recipe. It
contains white sandalwood, red sandalwood, musk, saffron, borneol,
clove, black agailoch, eaglewood, 6 kinds of medicinal herbs,
and the sacred 3 fruits of Ayurvedic medicine. It is beneficial
for worship of the Buddha.
It is also
useful for preventing colds, preventing epilepsy, and all
kinds of infectious diseases.