This unique travel altar is beautifully handcrafted by a local master-woodworker who makes each altar out of two solid pieces of polished hardwood. The inside recesses for the altar image and incense now have rounded corners, and we've made the area for holding incense larger to be able to accommodate more sticks of incense. Enso brand on lid; Mountains & Rivers Order chop brand on the base. Brass hinges; earth magnet closure.
4 1/2” long x 1 3/8” wide x 1 1/4” high when closed. Accommodates 2.75" long incense sticks not included. Frankincense-Nanzan is sold separately and works nicely in these altars.
Please choose Terracotta Buddha with cherry wood, Kannon Bodhisattva with maplewood, or Blue Buddha with white oak.
I purchased this so that I could have a small alter while living at school. This is much smaller than I expected but this is very useful as it is quite convenient to keep in my backpack. The design of this item is very good. My only complaint is that only 10 minute incense sticks can be contained within the alter box; but as this is for travel, this isn't a large issue. Overall, I am very happy with this product. The price seems a bit expensive but knowing it goes back to the monastery makes it worth the price.
I have had this on my "to buy" list for several years, and I finally took the plunge. I am so very glad that I did! When closed, the lid is held down with a nicely firm magnet, so that the top does not fly open by accident and spill sticks of incense all over. I take my Blue Medicine Buddha travel altar with me to work every day. Many of my coworkers ask about it, what it is, and what it means to me. This gives me the opportunity to spread the light of Buddhadarma. The finish of this wooden altar is very, very good. The pieces fit together perfectly and everything is as smooth as a riverstone. It is obvious that care and devotion went into the creation of this altar