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Medicine Buddha meditation is practice treasured by many in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and is an excellent commitment for those whose heart lies in healing and well-being . We can practice it for ourselves, for someone who is ill, and of course, for all beings. Medicine Buddha practice does not require an empowerment, according to Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche. Nonetheless, we encourage you to receive the empowerment from a teacher with whom you have a confident connection, when this is possible. In Fall, 2022, Dekeling will offer a small-group Introduction to Medicine Buddha face-to-face retreat in Washington state. Registration is open.

Recitation of Medicine Buddha Liturgy in Tibetan (please request access by emailing

Recitation of the Karma Kagyu Lineage Prayer in Tibetan (please request access by emailing