The Eight Medicine Buddhas made special prayers with the aspiration that their particular abilities would come to fruition during our era of many wars, diseases and natural disasters. During this formal practice, which includes reading aloud the puja text in English, those who are trained in simple rituals will use bell and dorje and perform hand mudras representing offerings to the Buddhas.
By reading the text aloud, practicing the meditation absorptions of the eight Buddhas and reciting the Medicine Buddha mantra we activate the force of this enlightened healing energy and direct it toward the benefit of others and ourselves. The practice is approximately an hour and half long.
All level of attendees are welcome to attend. You are welcome to just observe and receive blessings or receive teachings on how to participate on a more active level. This is a hugely meritorious practice. It is said that by merely hearing or dedicating the names of the Eight Medicine Buddhas aloud prevents rebirth in the lower realms.
Lion’s Roar practice leaders will schedule Medicine Buddha Practice upon request. The Practice can be held in your home, at the temple, or at another location of your choice. If you would like to schedule a Medicine Buddha Practice for an ill friend, family member, pet, yourself or simply to pray for the health and well-being of the world, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Deb, Annette or Susan.