*All ingredients are blessed; one however is the object of a 9 days blessing ceremony for 12 hours a day by 150 monks. After the 9 days blessing, it is placed in a Dharma protector room to be blessed once a day for an entire year by a meditation master before being used in the incense.
**Lama Chodpa is produced through the efforts of a charitable society called the Friends of Nub Gon Monastery (named after the Nub Gon monastery in Kham, Eastern Tibet). FNM is a non-profit charity formed between the monks and some lay people of the village with the goal of easing tensions and social concerns through working on projects of great importance to the surrounding community.
In Buddhism the highest spiritual ideal is to cultivate compassion for all sentient beings and to work for there welfare to the greatest possible extent. It is through the sale of Lama Chodpa that the Friends of Nub Gon Monastery hopes to spread powerful blessings and to realize this goal.
FNM is currently building a hospital, creating a school and new learning spaces including a library which will offer literacy camps for young adults and computer skills training, a residence for seniors in the village, and a large scale reforestation effort that involves the local subsistence farmers, local and national governments. FNM has completed an outreach center for social mobility efforts.