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The Medicine Buddha sadhana

Part of a series of talks given during the week-long Medicine Buddha Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in July 2016.

  • Short meditation on the Medicine Buddha taught by Lama Yeshe
  • Commentary on the Medicine Buddha sadhana
  • Visualization while reciting mantra
  • Questions and answers
    • Bringing our previous lives into the visualization
    • How the Medicine Buddha practice is different from other deity practices
    • Who the Medicine Buddhas are

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.