Does anyone know of a place in Taipei to buy reasonably priced Tibetan Buddhist things? By things I mean prayer flags, statutes, incense, prayer wheels, photos of the Dalai Lama and so forth. And by reasonably priced I mean I am not looking for what I have come to call “Rich Taiwanese Worried About Their Souls Buy Buddha Stuff Store”; i.e. Tibetan Buddhist supply stores that look like jewelry stores with the Laoban wearing a Rolex and a Kuan Yin pendent and the least expensive thing in the place is $10,000NT. I am a Blue Collar Buddhist and must achieve enlightenment on a budget.
I had heard of a shop called Potala that was supposed to be reasonably priced with a friendly staff who are actually Tibetans. Anyone heard of this place? Or any other suggestions?