Medicine Buddha Today

It is really very simple

Posted on Sep 24, 2021

The material on this site may seem complex, but it is really quite simple. The basic idea is that how we hold ourself is how we will live and be. Ordinarily we are caught in a kind of struggle with life. We want things to stay when they will eventually go. We want things to go but they stay. There are good times, but those are always impermanent. Because we hold on to this struggle, we feel...

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Bringing Menla Home

Posted on Feb 6, 2021

In order to really address difficult issues in life, it can help to actually bring them into our practice. Therefore it can be helpful to do Medicine Buddha practice not only for people you like, but also for people you find difficult. And it can help to do this for difficult relationships, and parts of ourselves as well. We need to engage the real world.

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Menla, HUM, and you

Posted on Jan 9, 2021

There are three issues I would like to discuss here. First is that just doing Medicine Buddha practice puts us in touch with this wisdom. The second is that when we touch into this wisdom, doors open for healing to follow. An third is the idea that when we know space as space in being rather than being spaced out, our practice and our life can become joyful and nothing can stop our progress. To...

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Compassion and Love

Posted on Oct 27, 2020

Thrangu Rinpoche taught that compassion is the effort to reduce others’ sufferings, and love is the effort to support others’ happiness. While we suffer from getting what we do not want and losing what we do want, ultimately all of samsara is the arena of suffering. That is because even the most pleasant experiences are temporary. So there are two aspects of the relief of suffering....

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Our Challenges Are Good Karma

Posted on Aug 23, 2020

Our challenges, however we encounter then, as long as they do not entirely overwhelm us, encourage us to nudge closer to the Dharma. For that we can be grateful. Medicine Buddha helps us both understand life and how to work with it better, and gives us the actual tools to do so. We can see our challenges as stepping stones to waking up. We can be grateful.

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