December 27, 1999
Healing Buddha Meditation
Brian Boni, MD, MPH
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Healing Medicine Buddha
The following is a simple healing meditation practice which generates a self-healing energy. If you want to make it even simpler and quicker, just do the motivation, visualization and healing portions. While dedicated to the benefit of all beings, this practice should also generate powerful self-healing forces.
Preparation & Motivation
You should begin by generating in your mind a positive intention to benefit all beings and relieve their suffering by meditating on the healing Buddha.
Visualize a large, blue image of the "Healing Master of Lapis Lazuli" in space in front and above you. His left hand, palm upward in his lap, holds a bowl full of miraculous healing nectar. His right hand rests palm outward on his knee in a blessing gesture, and holds a magic plant which cures all diseases. His color is a deep translucent blue, and his robes are in hues of yellow, orange and red.
Keep visualizing the healing Buddha, with healing rays emanating from his body in all directions.
>Prayer Of Request (see Credits)
I beseech you, Blessed Medicine Guru, Whose sky-colored, holy body of lapis lazuli Signifies omniscient wisdom and compassion As vast as limitless space, Please grant me your blessings.
I beseech you, compassionate Medicine Guru, Holding in your right hand the King of medicines Symbolizing your vow to help all the pitiful sentient beings Plagued by the four hundred and twenty-four diseases, Please grant me your blessings.
I beseech you, compassionate Medicine Guru, Holding in your left hand a bowl of nectar Symbolizing your vow to give the glorious undying nectar of the Dharma Which eliminates the degenerations of sickness, old age and death, Please grant me your blessings.
Mantra of the Medicine Buddha
Tayata Om Bekanje Bekanje Maha Bekanje Randze Samu Gate Ye Swaha
Dissolve the visualization, prayer and mantra into clear space. Recognize that your mind is identical with that clear space.
Whatever merits were produced by this practice, I dedicate them all to the health and happiness of all beings.
Copyright 1999 Brian Boni, MD
"Prayer of Request" is copyright 1993, Jonathan Landaw and Andy Weber, Images of Enlightenment, Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, N.Y.
Note: the painting, "The Medicine Buddha," is copyright by Robert Beer, and distributed by Wisdom Books, London.