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Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha

om namo bhagawate beshajye guru
vaidurya prabha rajaya tathagataya
arhte sammyaksambuddhaya tadyatha
om bheshajye beshajye maha beshajye
beshajye rajaya samungate svaha
-Longer Medicine Buddha Mantra
English Translation:  May all beings be auspicious!  I make my prostration to you who destroyed the enemy of negative life cycle changes, who has thus gone to the state of enlightenment like other  Buddhas, who perfectly accomplished the quality of the Buddha, the supreme physician who is fully liberated and awakened, the enlightened one, Medicine Buddha. Bedurya, King of the physicians

Bhaisajyaguru ("Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light"), is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahayana Buddhism.The practice of Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer (or Sangye Menla in Tibetan) is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers both for oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance, thus to meditate on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and suffering.

The Medicine Buddha mantra is held to be extremely powerful for healing of physical illnesses and purification of negative karma.

Mantra of the Medicine Buddha
Sanskrit Pronunciation
Tad-ya-ta: Om Bhai-sha-jye Bhai-sha-jye Maha Bhai-sha-jye Ra-ja Sa-mud-ga-te Sva-ha

Tibetan Pronunciation:
Tad-ya-ta: Om Be-kan-dze Be-kan-dze Ma-ha Be-kan-dze
Ra-dza Sa-mung-ga-te So-ha!

Once a month MSTC offers the recitation of a sutra form of a Medicine Buddha ceremony. It is open to everyone and no initiation or empowerment is necessary. It is usually held from 7:30pm - 8:30pm and held at the MSTC location. Please check the MSTC calendar for the current date and time.

If you are unable to join us, but would like us to dedicate our Medicine Buddha prayers to any person (or special pet) who has died or is suffering with an illness, please let us know by email, the name of the individual.  We will then include those names during the prayer recitation. Requests for Medicine Buddha dedications can be sent to us before the ceremony at: menlamedicinebuddha@mstcdharma.org .



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