Medicine Buddha Practice

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The Concise Essence Sutra Ritual
of Bhagavan Medicine Buddha called

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel

 

 

composed by Panchen Losang Chökyi Gyältsen
translated by David Molk
 

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Commentary by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

 Introduction

• There are 4 classes of tantras, one of which is the Lower Tantras.
• We practice the Lower Tantras to clear a specific problem that obstructs us from practicing Higher Tantras.
• The Medicine Buddha practice belongs to the Lower Tantras and is very efficacious for medical and health problems.
• In the Medicine Buddha practice, it is twice as important to think of the Guru and Yidam as being one in nature.
• To remove our pain and suffering, we need the blessings of all the lineage lamas. Therefore, if we think of the Guru and Yidam as one, and if we have faith and respect in the Guru, we effectively apply this to all the lineage lamas.

 

Lineage

• H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche received the oral transmission for this practice from:
    – H.H. Pabongka Dorje Chang in 1987 (mantra only)
    – H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Jampa Yeshe in 1992 (full initiation)
    – H.E. Denma Locho Rinpoche (full initiation)

 

Altar Set Up & Offerings

• Place a Medicine Buddha statue (or picture) on the altar.
• Set up 8 sets of sensory offerings in the following manner.
• Starting from the back of the altar and working forward, place a row of 8 argham, followed by a row of 8 padhyam, then 8 pushpe, and so on, rather than consecutive rows of all 8 offerings.

 

• Set up additional water offerings to make up a total of 108 offering bowls.
• Place a Medicine Buddha Sutra text, wrapped in five-coloured cloth, on the left.
• Place a copy of the Medicine Buddha mandala (small or large) in a gyapi, on the altar.
• Place the Guru’s picture in front of the Medicine Buddha statue.
• Prepare eight tormas (any size) made from the 3 whites and the 3 sweets (milk, butter, yoghurt, sugar, molasses and honey) in the shape of tear drops.

The full sadhana is as follows:
1. Take Refuge
2. 35 Confessional Buddhas
3. 21x Migtsema (no need to do Guru Yoga)
4. Medicine Buddha Sadhana
5. Setrap Black Tea (if time allows)
6. Completion dedication
7. Yonten Shigyurma

This practice belongs to the Action Tantras. Because of this, it is best to abstain from black foods (meat, eggs, onions, garlic), intoxicants and sexual activity on the day of the puja (before and during the puja).

 

Ritual implements

One should have both dorje and bell, but no damaru or inner offering.

Note: Throughout the text, small symbols of bells   –@  or other instruments and handmudras appear in the margins to help the practitioner know when one should play these instruments or when to do certain mudras. It is hoped that these small indications will be helpful to those not yet familiar with these aspects of tantric practice. Other symbols and their meanings are:

 \@/  Lotus mudra        

_/\_ Prostration mudra   

%-%  Show the dorje

 

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The Concise Essence Sutra Ritual of
Bhagavan Medicine Buddha called

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel

 

NAMO GURU MUNINDRAYA

The river of merely hearing your names
Makes even Avici’s hell-fires cool as a lotus pond.
Protectors in degenerate times, seven sugatas
And head of the Shakyas, to your feet I bow.

Distracted by activities of varying importance,
To benefit myself and those with faith in the life stories
Of these seven Buddhas for degenerate times,
I’ll condense the ambrosia sutra ritual to its molten essence.

Because of the infallibility of Arya Buddha’s proclamation that the power and blessings of the Medicine Buddhas are greater and swifter in degenerate times, we accept it. Having already made preparations as described in the sutra ritual, one who wishes to perform this quintessential ritual for invoking the heart commitment of the protectors during degenerate times, the seven sugatas, should recite as follows, fully infusing the mind with refuge and bodhicitta:


 
Refuge and Bodhicitta

Nature incorporating the entire body, speech, mind, qualities, and activity of all the tathagatas of the three times and ten directions, source of the 84 thousand collections of Dharmas, lord of all arya Sangha, I seek refuge in the kind and glorious holy root and lineage gurus.
I seek refuge in the completely enlightened lord Buddhas.
I seek refuge in the holy Dharma.
I seek refuge in the eight brothers gone to bliss, the lord Medicine Buddhas with their hosts of retinue deities.
I seek refuge in the glorious holy Protectors, Dharma Protector guardians endowed with the wisdom eye.  (3x)

I go for refuge until I am enlightened
To the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Supreme Assembly.
By my merit from giving and other perfections
May I become a Buddha to benefit all sentient beings.  (3x)

 

The Four Immeasurables

All sentient beings who, although self and all appearances are dharmadhatu by nature, have not realized it thus, I shall endow with happiness and the causes of happiness, I shall separate from suffering and the causes of suffering, I shall make inseparable from happiness without suffering, and I shall set in equanimity, the cause of well-being, free from attachment, aversion and partiality.  (3x)

 

The Power of Truth

Through the power of the supreme truth of the Buddhas’ and Bodhisattvas’ blessings,
The might of the two collections, and the purity of the dharmadhatu,
May this realm’s beings and environment be enriched like Sukhavati
With all the desirable perfections of both samsara and nirvana.

 

Offerings

Jeweled ground adorned with trees and with ponds
Whose bottoms are covered with gold, silver, and pearl dust;
Flowers strewn and sandalwood fragrance rising;
Human and divine enjoyments: Samantabhadra’s offerings everywhere.
 
There, in the centre of a charming jeweled palace
On lotuses and lion thrones, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abide.
May [everywhere] be filled with oceans of clouds of offerings, which they enjoy,
Born through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.

 

Invocation (with burning incense)

 Compassionate protectors in degenerate times, seven sugatas,
 Buddha Shakyamuni, holy Dharma, bodhisattvas, and guardians,
 Invited as the support and protector refuge to protect others and myself:
–@  May you come here, gather, and grant your blessings.

If one wishes, one can insert an extensive bath offering here.

 

The Seven-Limb Practice

Prostrations

%-%   Root guru whose kindness is without equal,
–@    King of the Shakyas, Manjushri, Shantarakshita, and so on,
\@/   Holding in their hands this profound sutra:
_/\_  To the direct and lineage gurus, I prostrate.

%-%   To the compassionate ones who liberate destitute beings –
–@    Seven sugatas, Buddha Shakyamuni, and holy Dharma,
\@/    Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, Vajrapani, Brahma and Ishvara,
_/\_  And the maharajas and yakshas – I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings, actually arranged and emanated
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |       I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |       Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |       And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

 

Beseeching

Great bhagavan assembly, pray listen!
Seven sugatas, just as you promised,
Your previous prayers will be fulfilled
During the final period of Shakyamuni’s teachings:
Pray, show me in actuality it is true!

 

Prayers to the Individual Medicine Buddhas

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs (Suparikirti-tanamasriraja)
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Golden in colour with mudra of granting refuge;
–@    Who accomplished eight prayers;
\@/   Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
           Glorious one of the Buddha-field Unconquered by Others:
_/\_  To Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs, I prostrate.

%-%   In flowers of the major marks flourishing and pure,
–@    Anthers of minor signs, such a beautiful body:
\@/   One who sees, hears, or thinks of you is glorified.
_/\_  To Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs, I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
May all sentient beings such as ourselves be freed
From epidemics, execution, criminals, and spirits;
Have faculties fully complete; have the continuum of suffering and negativities cut;
Not fall to lower realms; and experience the happiness of humans and gods.
With hunger, thirst, and poverty pacified, may there be wealth.
Without torments of body such as bindings and beatings;
Without harm of tigers, lions, and snakes; with conflict pacified;
Endowed with loving minds and relieved from fear of flood as well,
May we pass to fearless bliss.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs,
And cause them delight.

 

 ***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Adorned with Jewels, Moon, and Lotus (Svaragosaraja)
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Yellow in colour with mudra of granting the supreme;
–@     Who accomplished eight prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Endowed
            With Jewels:
_/\_   I prostrate to King of Melodious Sound.    

%-%   Well adorned with jeweled moon and lotus,
–@     Wisdom expanded in mastery of all knowable objects,
\@/    Endowed with a mind as deep as the ocean:
_/\_   I prostrate at the feet of King of Melodious Sound.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May the distracted flourish in the Dharma;
Have wealth and goods of humans and gods;
Without torment at conception, be always born human;
Never be separated from Bodhicitta; increase in virtuous Dharma;
Purify obscurations; and attain the happiness of humans and gods.
May we be freed from being separated from the spiritual guide,
From dark ages, spirit harm, death, and enemies,
And from the dangers of isolated places.
May we have enthusiasm for making offerings and performing ritual services.
May lesser beings have samadhi, mindfulness, strength,
The dharani of non-forgetfulness, and attain supreme wisdom.
May tormenting fires be cooled.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as
King of Melodious Sound,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 
To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Stainless Excellent Gold, Great Jewel Who Accomplishes All Vows (Suvarnabhadradravimala),
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Golden in colour, like the River Tsambu, with Dharma teaching mudra;
–@     Having accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Incense Filled:
_/\_   I prostrate to Stainless Excellent Gold.

%-%    Paramount among golds like the gold of the River Tsambu,    
–@     Blazing with more radiance than a thousand suns,
\@/    Body like a stainless golden stupa:
_/\_   I prostrate to Stainless Excellent Gold.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.
 
Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May the short-lived gain longevity, the poor, full wealth;
May combatants come to have loving minds.
May we not be without training and fall to the lower realms
But be bound by our vows and never without Bodhicitta.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Stainless Excellent Gold,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow (Asokottamasriraja),
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Light red in colour with mudra of meditative equipoise;
–@    Who accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
           Glorious one of the Buddha-field Without Sorrow:
_/\_  I prostrate to Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow.

%-%    Passed beyond sorrow, attained to supreme bliss,
–@     Pacifier of sentient beings’ three poisons and sufferings,
\@/    Protector of beings of the six realms,
_/\_  To the glorified one, Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow, I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,

And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.
Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May sorrow and the like always be pacified, and life be long and happy.
May the conquerors’ light increase bliss and joy in the hells.
May we have brightness, beauty, and wealth, unharmed by spirits;
May we have love for each other; and may there be no disease.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma (Dharmakirtisagara),
_/\_ I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Pink in colour with mudra of teaching the Dharma;
–@    Who accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Victory Banner of Dharma:
_/\_   I prostrate to Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma.

%-%   Great sound of Dharma conquering adversaries,
–@    Endowed with speech as deep as the ocean,
\@/   Pacifier of beings’ suffering without exception:
_/\_  I prostrate to Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May we always have perfect view and faith,
Hear the sound of Dharma, and be enriched with Bodhicitta.
For the sake of resources may we give up negativities;
May wealth increase.
May we abide in love, have long lives, and be content.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmission of the teachings of conquerors such as Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Delightful King of Clear Knowing, Supreme Wisdom of an Ocean of Dharma (Abhijyaraja)
_/\_ I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Coral coloured with mudra of granting the supreme;
–@     Who accomplished four prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Ocean of Jewels:
_/\_   I prostrate to King of Clear Knowing.

%-%    Mind of profound Dharma wisdom, difficult to fathom,
–@     Sporting in the pure sphere of truth,    
\@/    One who sees all knowable objects directly:
_/\_   I prostrate to King of Clear Knowing.
 
–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
For all sentient beings such as ourselves
May the distracted be free of malice and rich in goods.
May those on evil paths to lower realms attain the ten virtues.
May those controlled by others gain perfect independence,
And all have long life, hear the names, and be virtuous.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as King of Clear Knowing,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 
To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened Buddha Medicine Guru, King of Lapis Light (Bhaisajyaguru)
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%    Blue in colour with mudra of granting the supreme;
–@     Who accomplished twelve prayers;
\@/    Majestic with the glory of two accumulations;
            Glorious one of the Buddha-field Lapis Light:
_/\_   I prostrate to Medicine Guru, King of Doctors.

%-%   Bhagavan with equal compassion for all,
–@    Whose name, when merely heard, dispels the suffering of lower realms,
\@/    Dispeller of disease and the three poisons:
_/\_   I prostrate to Medicine Buddha Lapis Light.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the force of hearing the conqueror’s name,
Expressing it, remembering, prostrating, and offering,
May each and every sentient being such as ourselves
All become, like you, graced with marks and signs.
May the light dispelling darkness, the enjoyment of wisdom, and skillful means be inexhaustible.
May those attracted to mistaken and lesser paths enter Mahayana paths,
And all be beautified by their vows.
May we be free from pain caused by immorality,
Be complete in faculties and without disease, and have abundant goods.
May those disillusioned with the weakest conditions always have powerful faculties,
And may we be freed from Mara’s noose and perverse viewpoints.
May those tormented by kings gain bliss, and those who,
Out of hunger, support themselves through negativity
Be satisfied with food received in accordance with the Dharma.
May hardships of heat and cold be pacified and all good wishes be fulfilled.
Endowed with morality that pleases the aryas, may we be liberated.
And when we pass away from this life,
May we be born from a lotus in that Buddha-field, qualities complete,
Become a vessel for transmitting the teachings of conquerors such as Medicine Guru, King of Doctors,
And cause them delight.

 

***

 

To the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, fully enlightened
Buddha Glorious Conqueror Shakyamuni
_/\_ I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (7x)

%-%   Golden in colour with earth-pressing mudra,
–@    Who through the force of unique great compassion and enthusiasm
\@/    Became the glorious one of this, the fearless world system:    
 _/\_  I prostrate to the supreme leader, head of the Shakyas.
 
%-%   Born in the Shakya lineage out of skillful means and compassion,
–@    Unchallenged by others, conqueror of Mara’s forces,
\@/    Body majestic as a golden Mount Meru:
_/\_   I prostrate to the king of the Shakyas.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Pray, bless us and all beings who lack a protector
To receive here immediately, without exception,
The benefits as taught by the supreme teacher
In the extensive sutra ritual of Medicine Buddha.

 

Prostration and Prayer to the Holy Dharma

%-%   Supreme lamp dispelling the darkness of ignorance,
–@    Foremost of medicines alleviating suffering and disease,
\@/   To the entire sublime jewel of Dharma,
_/\_  I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge.  (3x)

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

Through the blessings of the truth of the holy Dharma jewel
May I and all others, henceforth in all our lives,
Practice the Buddha’s teachings in their entirety
Exactly as the Buddhas intended.

 

Requesting the Benefits of the Practice

The conquerors’ heart commitments were invoked
By thirty-six thousand sons of sugatas,
Including Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, and Vajrapani.
Thus requested, they proclaimed this sutra’s benefits.

Pray, manifest all of them for me here and now.
And to the worldly protector yaksha leaders as well,
As you promised to do before previous teachers –
To stop enemies, harmers, and epidemics,
Pacify all conflict, and increase physical and mental bliss,
Increase wealth, power, property, crops, and life span –
Accomplish these desired goals as we wish
And always protect us without break.

 

Mantra Recitation

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHEKHANDZYE / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABHA RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE [BHEKHANDZYE]** / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA

 

Common pronunciation:
OM NAMO BAGAWATAY BEKANZAY / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABA RADZA YA / TATAGATAYA / ARHATAY SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TA YA TA / OM BEKANZAY BEKANZAY MAHA BEKANZAY [BEKANZAY] / RADZA SAMUDGATAY SOHA

 

Thus, recite the long mantra, or the short mantra as follows:

TADYATHA OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE [BHEKHANDZYE]** / RADZA SAMUDGATE SVAHA

 

 

Common pronunciation:
TA YA TA / OM BEKANZAY BEKANZAY MAHA BEKANZAY [BEKANZAY] / RADZA SAMUDGATAY SOHA

** Syllables in brackets [ ] are optional. They may be included when reciting the mantra or not, as one wishes.

 

%-%   Root guru whose kindness is without equal,
–@    King of the Shakyas, Manjushri, Shantarakshita, and so on,
\@/   Holding in their hands this profound sutra:
_/\_  To the direct and lineage gurus, I prostrate.

%-%   To the compassionate ones who liberate destitute beings,
–@    To the seven sugatas, Buddha Shakyamuni, and the holy Dharma,
\@/   To Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, Vajrapani, Brahma and Ishvara,
_/\_  And the maharajas and yakshas, I prostrate.

–@   I make every collection of offerings actually arranged and emanated
  |      Visualize extensive offerings here.
  |      Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
  |      I confess all downfalls and negativities,
  |      Rejoice in virtues, (Meditate strongly on rejoicing here.) request and beseech,
  |      And dedicate such virtues as these to the great enlightenment.

 

Request for Forgiveness

Whatever I have done or caused to be done
That was unprepared or degenerated
Or done with my deluded mind,
Please be patient with all of these.

Whatever the beings of this degenerate age have done
Of lesser merit mixed with ignorant delusions
That did not fulfill the aryas’ wishes,
Please be patient with these are well.

Under the influence of miserliness, lacking in skill,
Having made bad offerings or faulty arrangements,
O protector endowed with great compassion,
Please be patient with these as well.

Whatever was superfluous or left undone,
Degeneration in parts of the ritual,
Or whatever was forgotten,
Please be patient with these as well.    

 

Request to Remain

By remaining here together with this image
For the sake of all migrators,

May you grant us long life without illness,
Power, and supreme attainment.

OM SUPRATISHTHA VAJRA YE SVAHA

 

Dedications

Just as the brave Manjushri and Samantabhadra, too,
Realized things as they are,
I too dedicate all these merits in the best way,
That I may follow their perfect example.

I dedicate all these roots of virtue
With the dedication praised as the best
By the victorious ones thus gone of the three times,
So I might perform good works.

Here one can do the multiplying mantras to increase the merits created.

 

Auspicious Verses

The hosts of Medicine Buddha deities
Pervading all directions of the round of space with perfection –
Some raining down multicoloured lotuses,
Some singing songs requesting goodness,
Some acting to conquer maras and obstructors,
And all bestowing on you supreme good fortune:
Know this full well and be very joyful
And I shall voice sweet melody expressing auspiciousness.
Supreme teacher of humans and gods,
Touching my crown to your feet of jeweled moonlight
Grants the glory of good fortune of kumuda flowers’ blossoming;
To Munindra, moon of expounders, I prostrate.

Manjushri and great abbot Shantarakshita,
Trisong Detsen, Atisha father and sons,
Second conqueror Losang Dragpa, and so on:
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of the supreme root and lineage gurus,
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Accomplishing a supreme ocean of prayers invoking truth
During the teachings’ decline for protectorless beings
Who were untamed by other sun-like conquerors,
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of those seven sugatas, protectors during degenerate times,
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Arising well from the broad lotus-like tongue
Of the lord of the able ones,
Especially exalted even in the later days of the Shakya’s teachings
Such that, if performed, one gains
The essence of immortality’s ambrosia:
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of that king of the vast and profound sutra pitaka,
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of those children of the lineage performing the sutra ritual
By simply reciting the names of the kings of doctors
Of all realms’ ten directions
And through the especially extensive prayers of the teacher Buddha and the sugatas:
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

Accomplished through the compassion mantra of the sugatas,
Through faith, samadhi, and words of truth, construction of jewels,
Abode of the Three Jewels beyond the three realms,
Through the auspiciousness of all collected good qualities
Of that supreme buddha-field equal to Sukhavati:
May all negativity and degeneration be ended,
And, bliss and goodness increasing like the waxing moon,
–@  May it be auspicious to enjoy the glory of perfection.

 

Colophon:
Composed by the omniscient Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen. The original extensive Medicine Buddha Sutra came from Shakyamuni Buddha himself.
English translation by David Molk in March 1993.

 

 ***

 
Dedication
(At the conclusion of any meritorious activities such as making offering, prayers, etc., it is essential to dedicate the merits that we have accumulated for the benefit of all sentient beings.)

Completion dedication

JANG-JUB SEM-CHOK RINPOCHE
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Bodhi-mind,
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

TONG-NI TONG-WA RINPOCHE
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Emptiness
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

DAG-SOG JIN-NYEH SAG-PA GE-WA DEE
TAN-DANG DRO-WA KUN-LA GANG-PHAN DANG
CHE-PAR JE-TSUN LO-ZANG DRAG-PA YI
TAN-PI NYING-PO RING-DU SAL-SHEH SHUG

May this merit accumulated by myself and others beneficially serve all sentient beings and the Buddhadharma and especially may the essential teachings of the unerring Master Tsongkhapa, become clear and enduring.

 

Prayer by Je Tsongkhapa

KYE-WA KUN-TU YANG-DAK LA-MA DANG
DRAL-ME CHO-KYI PAL-LA LONG-CHO CHING
SA-DANG LAM-GYI YON-TEN RAP-DZOK NA
DORJE CHANG-GI GO-PANG NYUR-TO SHUG

In all my rebirths may I not be parted from perfect Gurus,
Let me enjoy the abundance of the Dharma!
Perfecting the quality stages and paths
May I quickly attain the rank of Vajradhara Buddha.

 

Dedication of virtue

GE-WA DI-YI NYUR-DU DAK
LA-MA SANG-GYE DRUP-GYUR NA
DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LU PA
DE-YI SA-LA GO-PAR SHUG

By this virtue, may I quickly
Realize Guru-Buddhahood,
And transfer each sentient being
Into that Enlightened state.

 

CHO KHI GYAL PO TSONG KHA PA
CHO TSUL NAM PAR PHEL WA LA
GEK KI TSHAN MA ZHI WA DANG
THUN KYIN MA LU TSHANG WAR SHOK

May all conducive conditions arise and all obstacles be pacified, in order to increase infinitely, the doctrine of the spiritual king, Tsongkhapa.

 

DA DANG SHEN GI DU SUM DANG
DRIL WA TSOK NYI LA TEN NAY
GYA WA LO ZANG DRAG PA YI
TAN PAR YUN RING VAR GYUR CHIG

By the merits of the 3 times of myself and others,
May the doctrine of Lama Tsongkhapa blaze forever.

 

Auspicious Dedication

NYIMO DELEK TSEN TELEK
NYIME GUNG YANG DELEK SHIN
NYITSEN TAKTU DELEK PEL
KON CHOK SUM GYI JIN GYI LOB
KON CHOK SUM GYI NGOR DRUL TSOL
KON CHOK SUM GYI TRA SHI SHOK

At dawn or dusk, at night or midday, may the Three Jewels grant us their blessing, may they help us to achieve all realisations and sprinkle the paths of our lives with various signs of auspiciousness.

 

Dedication for the Guru’s long life

JETSUN LAMA KU TSE RABTEN CHING
NAMKAR TRINLEY CHOG CHUR GYE PA DANG
LOBSANG TENPE DRON ME SA SUM GYI
DRO WE MUNSEL TAKTUR NE GYUR CHIG

May the holy teachers have long lives. May the enlightened activities be fully displayed in the ten directions, and may the brightness of the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa continuously dissipate the veil of darkness covering the beings of the three realms.

 

Dedication for the long life of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

GANG RI RAWE KORWAI SHING KHAM DIR
PEN DANG DEWA MALU GYUNG WAI NE
CHENREZIG WANG TENZIN GYATSO YI
SHA PEI SITHAI BARDU DEN GYUR CHIG
 
In this holy Land surrounded by snow mountains,
You are the source of all benefit and happiness
May your lotus feet, O powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso
Remain in this world until the end of existence.

 
 
Yonten Shigyurma – The Foundation of All Realisations

Well realising that the root of the path,
the foundation for every realisation,
is to properly rely on my kind Gurus,
bless me to do so with great effort and devotion.

Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
bless me to develop the continual wish
all day and night to take its essence.

Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
as swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
and after death my good and bad
karma follows me like my shadow.

Having gained firm certainty of this,
bless me to be ever conscientious
to abandon even the slightest harm
and practise every possible virtue.

Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering.
aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
a strong wish for the bliss of liberation.

With mindfulness, introspection, and great care
induced by that pure aspiration
bless me to make my essential practice
the Pratimoksha, root of Buddha’s teachings.

Just as I’ve fallen in this sea of suffering
so have all beings, my kind mothers;
seeing this, bless me to train in Bodhicitta,
taking up the burden of liberating them. 

And yet, just wishing this, without practicing
the three ethics, Enlightenment cannot be attained.
knowing this well, please bless me to intensively
strive to train in the Bodhisattva vows.

Properly analysing the correct object
and pacifying distraction to mistaken objects
bless me to swiftly realise the path
which unifies quiescence and special insight.

When I’m a pure vessel, trained in common paths,
bless me to enter with perfect ease
the sacred gateway of fortunate ones,
the supreme of vehicles, Vajrayana.

Then, foundation for the two attainments
is keeping the pure vows and commitments.
having found unfeigned conviction in this
bless me to guard them with my life.

Having precisely understood the essentials
of the two stages, heart of the tantras,
bless me to strive without break in four sessions
to practise Yoga as taught by holy Masters.

May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
and the friends who practise it all live long.
Please grant blessings that outer and inner
hindrances all be fully pacified.

In all lives may I never be parted
from perfect Masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma.
Perfecting realisations of the paths and stages,
may I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara.

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  1. Jacinta Goh on Oct 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I pray that many more will be connected with Medicine Buddhas, which is very necessary in this degenerate times.

  2. travel blog on Jul 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

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  3. Bradley Kassian on Jun 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    THE KINDNESS OF THE MEDICINE BUDDHAS

    Medicine Buddha is a Buddha Doctor whose function is to release living beings from outer and inner sickness by bestowing blessings upon them. Buddha’s Truth Body, or Dharmakaya, appears in the form of Medicine Buddha, with a blue-coloured body, one face and two hands, holding a jewelled bowl and a medicinal plant.

    By relying upon Medicine Buddha sincerely, living beings in these impure times can be cured of heavy physical and mental disease, and find release from the internal pain of the three poisons: attachment, anger and ignorance. They can also receive protection from many other dangers and obstacles.

    In the dedication prayer at the end of the Medcine Buddha sadhana it says:

    Through my virtues from prostrating, making offerings, and reciting the names of the Assembly of Seven Sugatas,
    May the supreme prayers that they previously made –
    The two sets of eight, the four sets of four, and the twelve promises –
    Immediately ripen upon me and all other living beings.

    This shows that altogether the Seven Buddhas made fourty-four special dedication prayers.

    Tathagata Glorious Renown of Excellent Signs made eight prayers. or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name. made prostrations. offerings, and requests would:

    (1) be freed from heavy illness and interference by spirits,
    (2) not suffer from incomplete or defective physical or mental faculties,
    (3) never experience the ripening of karma that cause rebirth in the lower realms
    (4) never experience poverty or lack of resources,
    (5) be free from the dangers of assault, robbery, or imprisonment,
    (6) be free from the dangers of attack by wild animals and so forth
    (7) abide in peace. never experience war, and
    (8) be free from any danger caused by water.

    Tathagata King Melodious Sound made eight prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) find all the necessary conditions for practising Dharma,
    (2) be free from difficulties and obstacles during childbirth,
    (3) increase their virtuous actions and never be separated from bodhichitta, (4) purify non-virtues and attain high status as a human or god,
    (5) never experience untimely death, separation from friends, or loneliness,
    (6) receive offerings, respect, and assistance from others,
    (7) develop and increase their powers of mindfulness and concentration, and
    (8) be free from any danger caused by fire.

    Tathagata Stainless Excellent Gold made four prayers or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations offerings, and requests would:

    (1) enjoy a long life
    (2) live a peaceful life, free from conflict,
    (3) purify any broken commitments, and
    (4) increase their bodhichitta.

    Tathagata Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow made four prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) be able to pacify their delusions,
    (2) be able to give happiness to hell beings,
    (3) obtain a beautiful form in the future, and
    (4) be liked by many people.

    Tathagata Melodious Ocean of Dharma Proclaimed made four prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) always maintain faith and correct view,
    (2) receive Dharma teachings in all future lives,
    (3) abandon all non-virtues, and
    (4) always maintain loving kindness and contentment.

    Tathagata King of Clear Knowing made four prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name, made prostrations offerings, and requests would:

    (1) be able to pacify distractions and harmful thoughts,
    (2) accumulate all ten virtuous actions,
    (3) be free from control and domination by others, and
    (4) always meet with auspicious conditions

    Tathagata Medicine Guru made twelve prayers, or promises. He prayed that in the future any living being who recited his name’ made prostrations, offerings, and requests would:

    (1) obtain a Buddha’s Form Body in the future,
    (2) be able to eradicate the darkness of ignorance from their mind
    (3) be endowed with inexhaustible wealth,
    (4) be able to lead many beings into the Mahayana path,
    (5) be able to restore others’ broken moral discipline,
    (6) take rebirth in whichever form they wished,
    (7) pacify all wrong views and maras,
    (8) be able to release others from captivity,
    (9) be able to lead evil people into the spiritual path,
    (10) have the power to bestow coolness on beings in the hot hells, and warmth on those in cold hells,
    (11) be able to fulfil others’ wishes, and release them from mental and physical sickness. and
    (12) be born in a Pure Land in the future.

  4. Rinzin on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,
    I have been reading your blog for sometime now and I am really enthralled by the information given in your blog.
    I have a question, is it okay for me to just chant the short medicine Buddha mantra in the morning as daily prayer, just with an incense and my prayer beads ?
    Thank you la ^_^

    • tsemtulku on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Dear Rinzin,

      In answer to your question, yes you can.

      🙂

      • Rinzin on May 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

        Dear Rinpoche,

        Thank you la ^_^

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  6. jerry_sito on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    十分开心能在这里学习到有关与药师佛的Practice,我非常喜欢药师佛法会,每每在唱诵的过程,感觉到无比的法喜充满与宁静已经一种治疗的感觉,每每凝望着药师佛的脸时,总是感觉到一种心滋滋与感动的感觉,现在能在这里学习到尊贵仁波切给予我们的药师佛Practice,我真的很开心

    我们法会之家常收到药师佛法会的需求,每每当几场法会下来后,赞助者都能获得药师佛的加持而渡过许多的难关,药师佛修持法也是这末法时期不能缺少与重要的法门,祈愿我们克切拉禅修林的药师佛大佛像能顺利圆满落成,造福一切有情众生

    祈愿师父长驻在世,常转法轮

  7. Jack Ng on Nov 17, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful explanation on Medicine Buddha practices. I’ve always wanted to know the meaning of its prayers, the explanation on the mudras, the different uniqueness of the 8 Healing Buddhas and the meanings behind the auspicious verses. Now I got them, 🙂

    _/\_

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    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 11:31 PM
    I believe that all animals are just like humans. This includes anything from feelings to suffering with pain. As such, it should be the moral obligation of human beings to take this fact into account whenever they consider taking actions that would interfere with the needs of animals.

    Animals and humans both in common have great power and they able to achieve great things. We should find ways to control fear towards animals and prevent anxiety from taking hold.

    Thanking you for your thoughtfullness sharing and being kind to animals.
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    Pabongka Rinpoche’s classics writings and collected works are highly sought after and very much used till these day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring biography

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-wikipedia.html
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    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:11 PM
    Reading this article on Lama Zopa’s view on Dorje Shugden practice gives us a clear understanding . Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator . He is a Gelugpa lineage holder, having received teachings from many of the great Gelugpa masters. He gave a very good advice for students on Dorje Shugden practice. Guru devotion is the key to gaining spiritual attainments. Lama Zopa did mentioned that once we have made a Dharma connection with our Guru, we cannot simply give up this relationship unless the Guru told us to give up. Well regardless of whether a lama practises Dorje Shugden or not, we need to apply the rule, is the practice of Guru Devotion for sure. Letting whatever be nor matter what instance, we should not speak negatively against Dorje Shugden or about other Gurus. A good advice and profound teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/what-lama-zopa-teaches-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban-2.html
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    Revisit this post again. Thank you Valencia for this vast post of Loed Tsongkhapa’s life story and his achievements . Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition and as an enlightened being, having the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. He was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani , hence his practice is so powerful and beneficial. We have to thank our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this practice to Malaysia. Many great gurus, lamas and teachers has been teaching this very powerful, yet accessible practice across the globe. We are very fortunate and blessed to practice all the teachings. As for me I am still learning ,reading this post had strengthen my belief. Love reciting Migtsema as its very beneficial indeed. Interesting read very profound Lama Tsongkhapa biography.
    Thanks again .

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    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
3 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
3 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
5 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
5 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
5 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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