Juniper, the Sacred Buddhist incense used for Purification & Uplifting of Homes, Minds.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 11, 2008
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Got this recently from my friends at Milk Lake, a Buddhist retreat center in Canada somewheres. While it discusses a sale they’re having, the proceeds go to support their little center, a good cause, so I thought it might be fun to share with a wider community:

Dear Friends,

Our lush green meadows and lawns are now covered with golden leaves,  and the October breezes are blowing everything around in circles!  The wind chimes are playing their sweet melodies reminding us that this is the season of change!  Particularly this is the time to practice our wonderful [meditation] practices, which are so uplifting and brilliant.  We are…practicing here at Milklake; and preparing a lot more Fragrant Juniper Incense.

A Special Offering came to me during morning meditation practice: White Brocaded gift bags for Juniper presentation – as a special gift –  free to any who orders 6 extra-large bags Juniper Order  ( White Brocaded Gift Bags – for sale at $12 each, lined and very lovely)


6 Extra-Large Bags – Fragrant Juniper Incense :  (with Free White Brocaded gift bag )   $108  total –  $20  postage and handling anywhere in North America (inquire about sending all other places.  We send around the world – but need to check with the  post-office for cost to send to your address and country)


1 regular bag of Fragrant Juniper Incense – $15   plus  postage and handling  $4.95
1 extra-large bag of Fragrant Juniper Incense – $20  plus  postage and handling  $6.95

beautiful White Brocaded gift bag – $12   (this makes a good gift presentation and can be accompanied by self-lighting charcoal and/or a lovely incense burner or bowl)

beautiful White Brocaded Sadhana Cover –  These are fold over with lovely button closure,  $35   (both cover and bag are $45 )

MILKLAKE SHAMBHALA RETREAT CENTRE / OTSO SHINGSA:  Is a Shambhala Retreat Centre,  located in Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore on a large Dragon Lake, surrounded by 64 acres of meadows and wood land.  It has 3 retreat cottages, large barn and carpenter shoppe, office, main house for the Directors, and lovely entryway- for all retreatants and visitors to enjoy.  Gregg and Connie Clause are the Directors in residence, and have cultivated organic gardens,  organic orchard, and fields, with walnut trees,   planted white oak trees, wind breaks of pine trees, English Oak trees and many Juniper bushes and Cedar Trees.  We have enjoyed keeping our cottages environmentally friendly with natural cleaning  products and recycling everything with our Lunenburg Recycling Centre.   Please come and visit us some time when you are in the area; there is always a cup of tea or coffee on,  as well some homemade scone or desserts we can offer you – and make you feel right at Home!   We are entirely supported by you our Community of Practicioners and your kind donations of money, physical work, donations of items we need, and friendship.    Many thanks, again.

Our Fragrant Juniper Incense is a support for all our activities at Milklake; and we appreciate your support and Practice.  We have cottage available in winter and Spring 2009) Reserve early for your cottage of choice.  Buddhalocana (lakeview), Samayatara Cottage and Mamaki Cottage ( near the Mother Lineage Shrine)

Connie/Secret Meadow and Gregg Clause/Happiness Bear
Milklake Shambhala Retreat Centre
73 Wilfred Road
Middlewood, Nova Scotia
Canada  B0J-1V0


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Juniper, the Sacred Buddhist incense used for Purification & Uplifting of Homes, Minds.”

  1. […] the New Year with a Lhasang—a traditional purification ceremony involving the burning of wet juniper (which makes fragrant, pungent, memory-laden clouds of white smoke in which one blesses special and […]

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