This practice connects us with the universal healing energy of the Buddha. We make offerings, sing praises, recite mantras and make individual dedications. This popular puja is sung entirely in English, and enjoyed Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Bring your medicines and put them on the altar to be blessed, and then take them home again. All welcome – especially beginners! No need to book, just come along.
If you cannot make it to the puja but would still like to be involved, you can sponsor a puja by donating securely online. We invite you to also email in your dedications to be read on the night. You can dedicate for the well-being of friends and family, for the sick and vulnerable, for healing the planet, and for the success of your studies, of a project, and your Dharma aspirations.
We make special prayers to each of the seven healing Buddhas and read their specific abilities and promises to help beings. Just hearing the names of the Medicine Buddhas, and the many ways they promised to help beings, can remove external obstacles and internal problems. We dedicate for sick friends and relatives, the success of our positive endeavours, and for global harmony.
The Healing Buddha, has promised to help all those who are sick and dying. He is depicted holding a bowl continuing the five kinds of medicines. This puja helps to clear and avert obstacles due to sickness and diseases. The blessings from Medicine Buddha prevents one from falling into the lower states of rebirth. Those already in a lower state of rebirth will be quickly liberated and will take rebirth in a precious human body. This puja is recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as particularly effective during these difficult times.