Medicine Buddha Today

How Love Heals from the Inside Out

Posted on Aug 12, 2016

I began medicinebuddhatoday out of love—first for the love I felt for the teacher who told me about and gave me the practice of Medicine Buddha, and then love for the Medicine Buddha in my heart as I began to work with it. I still do this out of love, but now for a bigger, more grounded love, a love for our human journey, a saga that can be great in its way, but that can sometimes present illnesses and huge problems that may seem very difficult and at times even overwhelming. We are all on this human journey and because we have stayed with it I feel we are all heroes.


I wish that everyone could be happy and well, and I have tried to foster that in my medical practice. But ordinary health care is limited for two reasons. First, as great as it can be to reduce illness and suffering, ordinary health is always temporary. Someday we will be beyond that kind of help. Ordinary health care can’t address deeper issues like the long-term happiness we can only find in spiritual approaches. Second, just as the goals are limited to short-term, the healing processes invoked tend to rely on short-term, external healing forces.


Medicine Buddha, however, is different because it joins whatever is possible in ordinary healing with the deeper, spiritual health that we need most—all these in our life just as it is. And while at first seemingly relating to an external spiritual power, the more you use Medicine Buddha, the more you see that this healing force is completely natural to you, your life and your own being. Medicine Buddha brings out the natural healer you already are.


Medicinebuddhatoday is here to help bring out the health within you and the universe, and to support your healing path, whatever form it takes. This is a human journey, not a religion. Anyone of any or no religion can take advantage of this profound healing force to help self or other.


Best wishes on your healing journey.