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.

 

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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. Tsa Tsa Anne on Jun 27, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this very beneficial Medicine Buddha practice that Rinpoche adviced me to do many years ago. Great write up to share with everyone 🙏😀

  2. 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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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    Even though its an old post its definitely very inspirational article. About Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, teacher, and philanthropist. Master Cheng Yen was an inspiring spiritual leader who was the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation. Due to her incredible work she was featured on FORBES a leading news and information source. As the founder of the international charity and humanitarian organization Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen has become a global icon. As a revered Buddhist nun and Dharma teacher, she has been a key figure in the development of modern Taiwanese Buddhism. With the great aspiration of compassion and joy, she embarked on a great mission of helping and saving those sufferings and hardships. She initiated and dedicated herself to whole life long mission of helping people and spreading kindness. The Tzu Chi Foundation has million supporters and volunteers throughout the world. They are known for the astonishing speed and efficiency which it brings aid to victims of natural disasters. Countless numbers of victims had benefitted from their compassionate work. Interesting read of an inspiring Master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nun-on-forbes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:23 PM
    With a supportive parents Tsechen Wongmu ( Ma Ying ) a college-student-turned nun at a young age. She moved to Xinlong Dongzhi temple in southwest China’s Sichuan province amid the snow-covered mountains 4,200 meters high. She had made brave move. As a little girl she learned about Buddhism from her grandparents. This holy mountain is reputed as “King of Mountains in Sichuan” with fascinating snow and alpine. She has made a choice to be there. She has won public attentions after posting her poem and diary on internet with millions of followers. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/post-80s-girl-practices-buddhism-as-a-nun-in-snow-capped-plateau.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:27 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:25 PM
    We are not alone , there are many unexplained mysterious monsters sightings. These sightings has remain unsolved mysteries. All these encounters has send shockwaves throughout many parts in the world. The video of mysterious monsters which was narrated by Peter Graves , has viewers to believe mysterious monsters do exists after all. Very convincing . Many interesting frightening creatures such as Lochness, Bigfoot,Yeti and so forth are explored in this video. Do watch .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-mysterious-monsters-narrated-by-peter-graves.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:23 PM
    Visited this stunning standing Manjushri which is located at the Manjushree Park at Chobhar, in Kathmandu, Nepal recently. Feeling so blessed able to see it , with my friends. Manjushree Park, one of most natural, historic attactive park within Kathmandu valley. Fantastic well managed picnic spot one should visit and not to be missed when one is at Kathmandu Nepal. Visible 33 ft. high black stone carved Manjushree statue .Manjushri is one of the most important iconic figures in Mahayana Buddhism. The powerful image representing ever-present wisdom plus the sword of awareness to cut off all delusion. An interesting story behind this Kathmandu Valley where mythology and geology intertwine.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-standing-manjushri-in-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 17. 2023 03:15 PM
    According to Buddhist teaching, prostration manifests the spiritual growth, faith of a person. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, prostration is an important element of practice. Traditionally, prostrations are more than a show of respect for Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Making prostration is a basic part of our lives in Buddhism. They are a method to purify our mind, or the antidote for ego-clinging. One of the general benefits of prostration is that in the future we will achieve a good rebirth . Prostration is a very powerful activity that can clear away obscuration of our body, speech, and mind as well as clearing our past and present negative karma. A huge merits for anyone doing prostration with proper visualization as well as the proper motivation.
    Having seen practitioners doing prostration along the road at Lhasa and reading teachings on prostration on blogs had motivated me to do retreat on it. Its was during the MCO back in 2020, I did a prostration retreat then. Even though it took me a longer time somehow I have completed 100,150k prostrations . Now I am still continue to do but not as many prostration as before.
    Well even though this is an old post I would to congratulate those involved in the prostration retreat at that time. It’s a good that Kechara is have a teachings on prostration and retreat .
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/prostration-retreat-completed.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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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
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
2 weeks ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 weeks ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 weeks ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
3 weeks ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
1 month ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
2 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
2 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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