You can participate through Zoom (see below) or in person (registration not required).
Today we will perform the very precious Medicine Buddha puja. The puja is recited in English except for the recitation of the mantras which come from Sanskrit.
Making offering prayers to the Medicine Buddhas is the same as offering to numberless buddhas and brings inconceivable merit like the limitless sky. The special mantra of the Medicine Buddha quickly actualizes prayers that the Medicine Buddhas made in the past: to bring happiness to all beings by showing them the causes of enlightenment, pacifying their problems and fulfilling their positive wishes. The practice is extremely powerful and beneficial for the sick and dying and helps those who have already passed away.
If you are attending in person, you can bring an offering to place on the altar. If you are participating remotely, you can make offerings in your own home on your altar before the start of the puja. You can make more elaborate offerings if you wish and know how, or otherwise you can keep it simple and make any offerings large or small. Offerings are substances that are pleasing to the senses and that we like, such as flowers, incense, water bowl offerings, fruit, cookies, and so forth.
The Medicine Buddha puja is found in the Kurukulla Center Prayer book beginning on page 133.
We hope you can join us either onsite or virtually!!!
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