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Photography Journal

Some outtakes from our White Orchid Spécialiste shoot that are just too beautiful not to share.

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Burning Incense #4 Meditation

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Burning Incense #4 Meditation

We love how even the most subtle of changes in scent can effect our morning meditations. This morning instead of burning our usual go to meditation scent of Agarwood Spécialiste we thought a slight change was in order. Not a big one just a little divergence towards Myrrh with some Palo Santo also burning in another room. This left a slightly softer ambrosial scent in the air, reminiscent of the Radha Damodar temple of Vraja ( a district in India ). As I gently moved my fingers over my Tulsi mala beads we found our mood journeyed towards time spent at...

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Photography Journal: Meditation Caves

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Photography Journal: Meditation Caves

A big part of my life when I was a monk and now, is meditation. I daily dedicate 2 hours to chanting mantra's at home, in temples and sometimes on rare, fortunate occasions...... in caves. I can still remember traveling through India in my monastic days and feeling the urge to copy the great sages of old and spend time in "meditation caves".  The most intense being in Vrindavana when I shut myself in a purpose built hole in the ground surrounded by complete darkness. As a practice it's simple. These caves being places where the senses are completely cut off...

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Burning Incense #3

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Burning Incense #3

Every now and again we get a review in that reminds us that burning incense really does have a positive impact on peoples lives. We've experienced it ourselves of course thats why we founded the brand but it's always heartwarming to know that Sacred Elephant Incense means more to you than just an ethical scent. "I got a sample of Sacred Elephant Incense in a subscription box and it was the most gorgeous thing ever, since then I've been and bought incense from other places but they've been poor quality, just smelling of burning! I've just bought the Uplifting set from...

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Burning Incense #2 - Yoga

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Burning Incense #2 - Yoga

Is there a right way and time to burn incense ? It's one of the most common discussions we have with people and the answer is surprisingly complicated. It's kinda Yes but also No. Confused? It's a tough one because there is most definitely a right way depending on your use and the environment you're in. Then again there isn't because, as with many things in life, it's all down to balance and finding what works for you. Keeping it simple over the coming weeks we're going to start giving some pointers for situations which may improve your incense experience starting...

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