Sun, Nov 12|
Healing Dharma Service - Bhaiṣajyaguru's Birthday
Chanting Practice & Blessing Ritual (Donation appreciated)
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2023, 10:00 AM EST
East Stroudsburg, 1 Fernwood Ln, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302, USA
About the Event
OPEN TO PUBLIC: HEALING DHARMA SERVICE
In the Mahayana Buddhism tradition, Medicine Buddha is known and venerated for his power of healing. According to the Medicine Buddha Sutra (Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍuryaprabharaja Sutra), all diseases are caused by people’s greed, anger, and delusion. Bhaiṣajyaguru is the Unexcelled Trainer who trains us to tame our mind. When our mind is free from mental afflictions, our physical well-being will also receive health benefits.
At Jinyin Temple, we hold Bhaiṣajyaguru in deep reverence. We strive to create an environment where individuals can connect with the healing presence of the Medicine Buddha and explore the transformative power of compassion and wisdom in their lives. Everyone is welcome to come to Medicine Buddha Altar & Meditation Garden to practice for wellbeing and awareness. The Medicine Buddha’s practice involves meditation, visualization, and recitation of his mantra, which is believed to carry powerful healing vibrations. Engaging in these practices enables individuals to tap into their own innate capacity for healing and to develop greater empathy and care for others.
This Sunday, November 12th, 2023, we will gather for a Dharma ritual to honor the enlightening and healing presence of Bhaiṣajyaguru and seek his blessings for healing and pain relief, both mentally and physically.
namo bhagavate bhaiṣajyaguru-
arhate samyaksaṃbuddhāya tadyathā:
oṃ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā.
— Medicine Buddha Dharani
May we be purified of all poisons, disease, pain, and suffering
May all beings enjoy good health, peace, and happiness
Oṃ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā
Merit-making is important in one’s spiritual practice. Merit is the result of good actions or deeds. If you would like to offer to the Buddha through the power of the sangha during this month’s dharma assembly and ritual, please consider making a donation. Any amount would be appreciated. Your gift will be put to work immediately as part of the merit-making offering for this occasion.
Go to Donate page: www.jinyintemple.org/donate
Time & Date: November 12, Sunday, 10AM EDT
Participate In-Person at:
1 Fernwood Ln, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
May the merit of our practice spread everywhere to all.
May I and sentient beings all attain Buddhahood.
To all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions and Three Times,
and maha-prajnaparamita, The perfection that cuts through all illusions!