Khandro Nyingthig Expansion Formula


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According to the Khandro Nyingthig cycle of esoteric Dzogchen instructions correlated by Longchen Rabjam in the 14th century, the body is essentially a system of energies in motion. These energies (rLung) flow throughout the body in a system of channels (Tib: tsa, Sanskrit: nadi), not unlike the meridian system of Chinese medicine. The most condensed form of subtle energy is tigle (Sanskrit: bindu).

During the waxing phase of the moon, the active aspect of the bindu/tigle or ‘causal creative potency’ expands upward from the sexual center toward the crown of the head. In order to draw these energies upward and allow this expansion free passage through the subtle channels, one is instructed to apply a special mixture of oils to the crown each day.

We at Future Alchemy have engaged the assistance of the Vajrayana practitioner and aromatherapy expert Shanti Dechen to formulate a perfect blend of essential oils and blessed substances according to Longchenpa’s recipe in the Khandro Nyingthig root text to assist in this process. A few drops of our Expansion Formula is to be applied once or twice per per day to the crown of the head during the waxing phase of the moon. Application can be followed by meditation and yogic exercises focused on the subtle winds and channels (Tib: Tsalung/tummo). The energizing effect of this formula may prevent sleep if applied late at night.

According to Longchenpa:

Because (during this time) the energies are expanding upward to the crown, whatever merits one accumulates are increased, and for this reason one shouldn’t apply bleeding or burning treatments. While experiences may increase or decrease, because one’s capacities, senses and bodhicitta, which ought not be eliminated, are expanding, one should massage a shaved place at the crown of one’s head with a special mixture. Thus the phases of the body will not be in conflict, and illness will be prevented. If one does not do this, the active aspect will be disturbed and will fail to expand to the crown of the head and because of this the body will be in harmony, and disease can arise.

A one dram bottle should last four to six months if applied in this way.


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