Medicine Buddha Online Retreat
Accessing our innate capacity to heal
The Medicine Buddha practice helps us to uncover and access our innate capacity to heal and it also is effective in purifying karma before and after death. It is an excellent practice for working with the current health crisis that we as human beings are experiencing as a global community. It provides an avenue for being of benefit to oneself and others at a time when circumstances seem beyond our control.
In this 10-hour teaching, Lama Döndrup will present a thorough explanation of each element of the practice text (available in both English and Tibetan) which includes visualization, mudras, and mantras. In doing this, she will also speak generally about Vajrayana practice theory and how it manifests in this particular text. The teaching ends in doing the practice together.
Requirements for Purchase:
The cost of the retreat is $75.00. This is an advanced practice that is suitable for those who have experience with Vajrayana yidam practice. As a practice that is both sutra and tantra, it does not require having the Medicine Buddha empowerment, but practitioners should take the empowerment as soon as they can.
For students who are active with Sukhasiddhi, and are interested in the course, please click HERE to send us an email. Include in the body of the email a brief description of your participation in Sukhasiddhi activities, your background in Vajrayana practice, and if you have had the Medicine Buddha empowerment and if you have, with whom.
For practitioners who are not active with Sukhasiddhi, please set up a consultation with Lama Dondrup - CLICK HERE for information on setting up a consultation.
Lama Döndrup is the Resident Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation overseeing the curriculum and offerings at Sukhasiddhi in collaboration with the lamas and dharma leaders on the teachers council. She has practiced and studied in the Buddhist tradition for over twenty five years. After five years of Theravadin Buddhist training, she immersed herself in the teachings and practices of the Shangpa and Kagyu Vajrayana lineages. In 2005, she completed a traditional three-year retreat and was authorized as a lama. Upon her return to Marin County, she began teaching classes and leading meditations at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, and in 2020 was authorized by Lama Palden Drolma as Resident Lama. Lama Döndrup is honored to guide students through all stages of the spiritual journey; helping them to feel confident in their own understanding of practices and teachings; and supporting the natural unfolding of their innate wisdom and compassion. In addition to her Buddhist training, Lama Döndrup trained in the Diamond Approach for seven years and has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in piano performance.
StartText pps. 2-7: Initial Visualization, Supplications, Refuge Prayer, Offerings (24:12)
StartText pps.7-9: Start of main practice - Mantra, Front and Self Visualization (49:01)
StartText pps. 9-11 (45:19)
StartText pps. 11-14 (52:30)
StartText pps. 14-18 (end): Mantrs, Dissolution, Dedication (32:23)