MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA
The Medicine Buddha puja purifies and heals on all levels, physical, mental, spiritual, and environmental. It is considered particularly powerful for people who are sick or have recently died, and for bringing both temporal success and the ultimate success of enlightenment.
We practice the The Concise Essence Sutra Ritual of Bhagavan Medicine Buddha called The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen.
Following the wishes of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this practice is preceded by the Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas. You may prostrate physically, or, if you prefer, mentally during the recitation.
You are welcome to come as an observer or participant in this beneficial practice within a supportive community. There is no charge to participate, and you are welcome to make an offering of food or flowers to create merit – positive energy.
Because this is a practice belonging to Action Tantra, it is best not to eat black foods (which include meat, eggs, onion, garlic, and radishes) the day one performs the puja. It is also best to avoid these foods in offerings. For food offerings, fruit or plant-based (vegan) options are fantastic!
Please register below. You may also register at the door.
Open. All are welcome.
If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email Jane Bosveld at [email protected] and indicate “Puja” in the subject line. Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.
You are welcome to sponsor all or part of the puja. Full sponsorship is $108. Great merit is created by your contribution of any amount. Sponsorship is processed through registering above, even if you will not be attending the puja. If you would like to schedule and sponsor an individual puja, please contact our director, Desmond Hosford.
We are grateful for your generosity!
“If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa or scripture then the benefit extends from then up to Enlightenment. Amazing, amazing. It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve ultimate happiness – liberation from the causes of delusion and karma and on top of that full Enlightenment – all the realizations and omniscient mind.” —Lama Zopa Rinpoche