Essential Oils to Improve Tibetans' Health

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Relieving tiredness

For the summer, I am away from Dholanji, attending a Bon meditation retreat. I am very grateful for all of the support given to the essential oils project at Menri Monastery. Monks and staff at the monastery put in long hours and many come to me for tiredness. I would like to share with you the essential oils treatment that I use:

To relieve tiredness / asthenia:

balsam fir (5 drops)
peppermint (8 drops)
pine (pinus sylvestris) (10 drops)
spruce (15 drops)
add to 7 ml grapeseed oil.

Apply this blend topically on the lower back each morning for 7 days or more.

Those who have used it find it very helpful.

For those of you who are essential oils healers, if you have any treatments that you would like to share, I would welcome them!!!

the drangsong Yungdrung Tenzin

Bon Healer Working with Essential Oils
Bon Healer Working with Essential Oils

Dear Friend,

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In the last three months, the essential oils healer has treated 25 patients. They included monks, nuns and visitors to the monastery. He made 35 visits to see the patients and there were 23 visits where the patients came to see him. The healer writes: “The symptoms were mainly due to cold or flu (rhinitis, runny or stuffed nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, mouth sores) but less so than previous years. Some patients also had symptoms of back pain, back ache, sciatica, knee or leg pain, bone pain, burns, cuts, small wounds, skin boils, indigestion or food poisoning, and a few had congested chest (due to stress), asthenia, lack of energy, numbness in legs, restlessness and anxiety, giardia intestinal parasite.”

“Remedies I provided ranged from essential oil blends (home-made and ready-made: to inhale, to ingest, for massage), to homeopathy (single or multi ingredients), to vitamins (single or multi), aspirin and paracetamol, and to general advice on diet and living habits.”

One of the essential oil blends that he uses is the following: 

To relieve indigestion:
basil (2 drops)
lemon (1 drop)
peppermint (1 drop)
total: 4 drops, on a small piece of biscuit that you place under your tongue and ingest slowly. Take 3 times per day (before meals), for one to two days. 

Prepared by the drangsong Yungdrung Tenzin and Toc Dunlap

Happy New Years!!!!

After spending some months in mediation, the essential oils healer returned to Menri Monastery in mid-October.  He brought all of the essential oils with him  that he had purchased with funds from all of you and began treating patients.  In November, Toc Dunlap from Creating Hope International (CHI) traveled to India to visit the programs at the monastery and brought small glass bottles and thyme thujanol, which had been requested. 

On December 31, 2014, Yungdrung Tenzin wrote the following:

 Dear friends,

Many greetings to you,

 I hope you are well and happy!

 A new year .. 2015 very soon, in a few hours, the first day of the western New Year!

and ..a few weeks later,

another new year:

the year of the Wood-Sheep (in the Tibetan lunar calendar)

starting February 19th, 2015!

 Happy celebrations to you!

Happy New Year(s) 2015!


Tomorrow, on January, 1st, 2015, there will be a special New Year's Day celebration.

On the Menri Monastery hill top, we shall perform the Sang and Lungta ceremony, praying for peace and for happiness of all beings in the entire world.

Tibetan villagers and visitors will also join us in this annual ritual.

 Wishing you Happiness, Peace, Health and Prosperity in 2015!

 Prepared by Yungdrung Tenzin and Toc Dunlap

The New Health Clinic
The New Health Clinic

Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your continued support of our project to provide essential oils to the monks at the Menri Monastery.  

Our essential oils healer has been on sabbatical for several months in his home country and will be returning to the monastery this month. Upon his return he will be bringing with him the following oils:

chamomile Roman

eucalyptus lemon


mint bergamot



petit grain bigarade

pine white

pistacia lentiscus  


thyme white

thyme thujanol


A new Medical Center has recently been completed, and the healer is looking forward to seeing his new office in person. In the new office, he will no longer have to keep the oils in his rooms with him. While he has been gone, custom shelving for all of his oils have been built, and he is really looking forward to using them. The community is also looking forward to welcoming the healer back when he returns later this month.

Again, thank you for your continued support of our program! 

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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, MI United States

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