Our mind is related to our body and health in many ways. When we transform our mind, it changes the energy of our body, promoting healing.
Series: Medicine Buddha Retreat (Castle Rock 2000)
A series of talks given by Venerable Thubten Chodron during the Medicine Buddha Retreat at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington, USA, in October 2000.
A guided meditation on the Medicine Buddha sadhana practice for those who have not received initiation.
The meaning of the entire graduated path to enlightenment is encompassed in the mantra which is a symbol of the Buddha’s realizations.
Thinking about the qualities of the Medicine Buddhas during the request verses. An explanation of the meaning of the prayer.
How thinking about the bodhisattvas’ promise to benefit sentient beings puts our mind into their frame of mind.
Explaining the first three of the 12 vows of the Medicine Buddha. Putting our energies behind these aspirations.
A commentary on wrong views in society created to justify our own negative qualities.
Explaining what it means to keep good ethical discipline, and having compassion for others’ suffering.
Discussion on the difficulty of women’s situation in society, extending to people in weaker positions. Not getting attached to these temporary positions.
Reflecting on how the vows are relevant to how we choose to act. Skillful ways to help others.