Medicine Buddha Healing Course

About Medicine Buddha Healing

Tibetans use an ancient form of medicine called “The Knowledge of Healing” whose origins are believed to be based on the teachings of the historical Buddha. In the Tibetan medical tradition, the concept of well-being takes into account the full dynamics of body, speech and mind to achieve effective and comprehensive healing. It utilises the power of sacred mantras and meditative stabilisation.

 

In Tibetan Buddhist healing, the notion of the law of karma implies infinite interlinked causes for any single event. The three afflictive emotions known as the “three poisons,” are considered to be the root of all illness. The first poison is desire or passion, which implies grasping at objects or pleasant experiences. The second poison is hatred or aversion, consists of pushing away unpleasant experiences or objects. Finally, ignorance or confusion which involves misunderstanding the nature of existence of an object or a particular experience, is the third poison of the mind.

 

In this course, purification of negative karma through Vajrasattva practice and cultivating great compassion through Chenrezig practice form a solid foundation for learning to condition one’s body-speech-mind to be just like that of the Healer Medicine Buddha.

About the course

The course is designed for Buddhist practitioners who wish to apply Buddhist mind training in healing of oneself and others. Participants will receive Vajrasattva and Medicine Buddha empowerments, and learn to cultivate great compassion and the mind of enlightenment as inner qualities.

Through this course one learns to let go of the self-grasping mind of delusion, attachment, and anger. As a result, one develops realisation of the nature of mind, and learn to condition one’s body-speech-mind to be just like that of healer Medicine Buddha, in order to benefit all sentient beings.

 

This course is taught in seperate two parts.

Medicine Buddha Healing Course

Part 1

  1. Vajrasattva empowerment and daily practice; applying the four powers to purify negative karma.
     

  2. Cultivating great compassion and Bodhichita as motivation for the healing of self and others.
     

  3. Introduction to the Four Noble Truths: knowing the true suffering and its cause.
     

  4. Introduction to Lam Rim Chen Mo: knowing the path of practice towards true happiness.
     

  5. Introduction to calm abiding meditation: developing mental concentration.
     

  6. Introduction to special insight meditation: precious human life; impermanence; karmic effects of non-virtuous actions; faults of samsara; and taking refuge in three jewels.
     

  7. Medicine Buddha empowerment and Medicine Buddha practice, chanting and mantras.
     

  8. Engaging mindfulness and guarding alertness to overcome self-grasping mind, desire and anger.
     

  9. Applying sound instruments, guided meditation, and chanting in healing sessions.
     

  10. How to give advice to people suffering mental stress, fears and depression.

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Medicine Buddha Healing Course

Part 2

  1. Further work on special insight meditation: precious human life; impermanence; karmic effects of non-virtuous actions; faults of samsara; taking refuge in three jewels, great compassion and bodhichitta, and emptiness.
     

  2. How to give advice to people suffering mental stress, fears and depression.
     

  3. Engaging mindfulness and guarding alertness to overcome self-grasping mind, desire and anger.
     

  4. Introduction to meditation on self-generation of deities and introduction to training of completion stage with chakras and channels.

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 Reference Books

Main Reference Books

Lama Tsong Khapa:

  1. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chen Mo);

  2. Three principal aspects of the path;

  3. The harmony of emptiness and dependent-arising;

 

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama:

  1. The four noble truths;

  2. Stages of Meditation: training the mind for wisdom;

  3. Activating Bodhichita and a meditation on compassion.

 

Shantideva:

  1. A guide to the Bodhisattva’s way of life

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