you are kindly invited to join the upcoming Medicine Buddha teaching and practice with Acharya Lopon Dawa! The event will take place on 14-th April, Saturday, from 2:30-5:00 pm at Palyul Center UK, 3 Rotherfield Street, Islington, London N1 3EE.
Medicine Buddha (Tib. Sangye Menla) is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. He is also known as Bhaisaya Guru and is considered the healing aspect of our primordially pure awareness. Through the practice of Medicine Buddha, we attune to this healing aspect of our own primordial nature, using its innate potential to cure all diseases of body and mind. The practice invokes the blessing of Medicine Buddha to heal diseases, overcome obstacles, and achieve happiness for all sentient beings.
There are many Medicine Buddha based healing practices in Buddhism. Out of these, this particular one, called “The Stream of Lapis Lazuli” is a special one, as it is performed from the higher view of unsurpassed tantras. This sadhana was composed by Karma Chagme Rinpoche (Raga Asya) based on the Namchoe space treasure revelations of terton Mingyur Dorje. This is a unique practice of Nyingma tradition and is one of the most effective ones.
Acharya Lopon Dawa studied for nine years at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (NNI), the Branch College of Namdroling Monastery. He graduated from NNI and formally became a Lopon (Master of Buddhist Philosophy and Practice) in the year 2002. In 2003, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche awarded him the traditional degree of Ngesang Lekshed Zodchang (Treasure Holder of Definitive Secret Mantra Teachings). Presently, he is the main assistant of Pema Rinpoche and Resident Lama at the European Palyul retreat center in Zuesch, Germany.