I am a monk at Menri Monastery in Dholanji. Many years ago, the Abbott asked me to learn about essential oils so that I could use them to heal those who live in the monastery and in Dholanji. I was given some books and I read and studied and collected essential oils. I have hundreds of different oils now. Most of those who want treatment come to me at noon time when we have lunch. If it is something simple, I treat them right then. If it is something new, I ask them to come back the next day. During the evening, I read about their symptoms and then I find the right oils and the next day I treat them. I am very fortunate that everyone has gotten better.
Yungdrung Tenzin, the Tibetan Bon monk who is the essential oils healer at the Menri Monastery in Dholanji, India , and his student continue to treat patients at the monastery with essential oils. Recently, Yungdrung Tenzin traveled to France for a visit and he will be collecting more essential oils to bring back to the monastery.
Construction continues on a Tibetan Hospital and Clinic near the monastery. Once completed, the essential oil healers will have a room of their own to treat their patients and store their oils. They are greatly looking forward to this as, presently, they store their oils in metal trunks in their small rooms.
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Recently, Yungdrung Tenzin, the self-taught essential oils healer at the Menri Monastery in Dholanji, India, has had several patients with back pain. Yungdrung Tenzin reports that he uses birch, helichrysum and peppermint essential oils along with massage to alleviate the pain and that the treatment has been very successful.
Yungdrung Tenzin and his assistants continue to be very grateful for the donations that have allowed new essential oils to be purchased for their use. As the village that they live in is in a remote area of India, the healers would also be grateful for recommendations and or donations of books in English about essential oils, particularly those that have precise recipes.
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In November, I traveled to Dholanji, India to visit Menri Monastery and the monk, who is the essential oil healer for the monastery and the Tibetan community around the monastery. I delivered the oils provided by all of your donations-- thymus thujanol, cinnamomum cassia (bark), ledum groenlandicum, cinnamomum verum (leaf), and two oil mixtures from Young Living Essential Oils that are widely used.
Yungdrung Tenzin, the self-taught essential oils healer, has now trained another monk, during 20 sessions, to begin using essential oils. Both Yungdrung Tenzin and the other monk are now treating patients using the oils sent from donors to Global Giving as well as other donors from around the world. Yungdrung Tenzin reports that the young monk apprentice is very creative, practices on himself when he is unsure of a treatment, and then checks in with Yungdrong Tenzin.
Yungdrung Tenzin, himself, has now expanded the treatments that he offers the monks to include homeopathy, massage and allopathic medicine (first aid for cuts, bruises, headaches, and other minor ailments).
Yungdrung Tenzin and his apprentice are very grateful for the essential oils that were brought through your donations.
We recently heard from the essential oils specialist who is in great need of the following essential oils: thymus thujanol, cinnamomum cassia (bark), ledum groenlandicum, cinnamomum verum (leaf), and two oil mixtures from Young Living Essential Oils that are widely used. You may remember from the June 2011 report that Thyme Thujanol is one of the top five essential oils used by the healer.
Using the funds raised through GlobalGiving, these oils will be purchased and then taken to the Yundrung Bon Monastic Centre in Dolanji, India in November of 2011.
We asked the essential oils healer, who speaks fluent English and French, if he could recommend a book that he has found most useful in describing the use and benefits of essential oils. He suggested the following:
"L'aromathérapie - Se soigner par les huiles essentielles" by Dominique Baudoux (in French) [Translation: Aromatherapy - Healing Yourself With Essential Oils]
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