Just a few of the many gifts of Medicine Buddha Meditation are: clarity, calm, bliss, heightened intuition, deep peace, true love, healing, wholeness and unconditional happiness.
The practice is very simple, we start with deep easy breaths and sit together in silence for 15 minutes. We take a short stretch break, and then read from page 7 in one voice. Attaching the downloadable .pdf from the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT):
You do not need to know anything about the practice to be part of this benevolent hour. Just come with your open heart and sit with kindred spirits. Join us and experience a profound lightness of being.
From the Tibetan Medicine Education Center: The Medicine Buddha practice is the heart of Tibetan Medicine. Buddha, at Bodhisattva Manjushri’s request, taught in Vaishali the origin of the Medicine Buddha sutra of 800 verses. The tradition was brought to Tibet by the great Indian Buddhist master Abbot Shantarakshita (8th century) and was given to the Tibetan King Trisong Deutsan to promote health, prevent diseases, give protection against black magic and to stabilize the ecological system from natural disasters. From that very day it spread to different Buddhist schools after the 10th century. All Tibetan physicians should receive the Medicine Buddha initiation. The altruistic practice of love and compassion, empowered by the initiation, develops into an instrument to remove pains caused by ignorance and disease.
Buddha Weekly: Tibetan doctors rely on Medicine Buddha for their healings. Regular practice with the Medicine Buddha also empowers one to heal others. In China and Japan, Medicine Buddha is a refuge in times of illness. Around the world, literally millions call out the name or mantra of Bhaisajyaguru. It is even written in the sutras that if you speak the name of the Medicine Buddha in the ears of a dying animal or human they will be ensured good rebirth regardless of their past karma. No wonder the Medicine Buddha is so popular. Medicine Buddha is renowned not just for healing, but for His ability to neutralize past bad karma, His ability to bring good fortune to those in need, His ability to help us on the path to enlightenment, even His vows to release repentant prisoners.