Spiritual programme

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Medicine Buddha Healing Retreat – with Ven Lobsang Namgyel
From Saturday, 12. December 2020
To Sunday, 13. December 2020
ONLINE via Zoom 10am-12pm and 1-3pm each day IST
Eight Medicine Buddhas
Eight Medicine Buddhas  (courtesy of digital thangka)

Registration required. This retreat is presented via Zoom

12 – 13 December, 10am-12pm and 1-3pm each day IST


Medicine Buddha practice


The Medicine Buddha is a very powerful practice for healing, purification and success in our spiritual path and in our daily lives.

When we recite the mantra of the Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit. If you recite the mantra every day, the Buddhas and bodhisattvas will always pay attention and guide you. Your negative karmas will be cleansed and you will never to be born in the three lower realms.

Even just hearing the names of the eight Medicine Buddhas pacifies diseases and spirits harms.

This practice is especially beneficial if you are doing healing work, if you have a physical condition or if someone you know or love is suffering, this practice can be done for them, in their behalf.

The retreat leader, Venerable Lobsang Namgyel, is a senior Western monk with an array of life experiences and a unique, friendly and humorous style which makes students feel comfortable from the start.

General information about the spiritual programme

The span of our spiritual programme is approximately six months – the last few months of one year and the early months of the next – during the cooler season in Bodhgaya.

On the appropriate dates in the Tibetan calendar year-round, however, we observe the standard pujas of the Gelug tradition and these are drop-in sessions which anyone can attend. If you are in Bodhgaya and would like to come along, please feel welcome to join us for:

  • Tara Puja
  • Medicine Buddha Puja
  • Guru Puja with Tsog
  • Protector Puja.

Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required for all events except:

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