Medicine Buddha Puja (PRACTICE ALONG)
Monday 25 March All day
Connect with the universal healing energy of the Buddha, avert sickness and disease, help those who passed away, and bless your medicines.
This popular puja is recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as particularly effective during these difficult times. It is sung entirely in English, and enjoyed Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
Medicine Buddha is not just for illness, but for all flourishing and success in our Dharma practice and in our temporal life. The nectar of the Dharma helps create harmony, and to create positive environment for inner flourishing.
This puja helps to clear and avert obstacles due to sickness, diseases, and mental turmoil. In the ceremony we recite the special prayers to each of the seven healing Buddhas with their specific abilities and promises to help beings. Just hearing their names, and the many ways they promised to help beings, can help remove external obstacles and resolve internal problems.
There will be an opportunity to make personal dedications for friends and family, the sick and vulnerable, healing the planet and the end of the pandemic. We will also dedicate for success in all our studies and Dharma aspirations.
“This practice is especially beneficial if you are helping others, especially if you are doing healing work. It helps you to be more accurate and beneficial.”– Lama Zopa Rinpoche
This means you can play the puja at home at a time that suits you! Miffi has pre-recorded this practice so you can offer it at home on the appropriate day, push pause to reflect on the meaning, and take time with your own dedications.
You will need to download the text, set up some offerings, and arrange your medicines and vitamins to be blessed.
You may also want to offer a tea of beverage ready to offer when making your own dedications.
Donate to a Puja:
Donations made on Buddhist Holy Days are especially powerful. Your contribution here will go towards puja offerings, altar offerings, holy objects, and commissioned statues for LTC.