Medicine Buddha Today

One Person’s Experience of Menla in Life

Posted on May 12, 2018

When receiving the Medicine Buddha mantra 10 years ago, I was in pain from shingles.  After practicing the Medicine Buddha practice, I changed the way I viewed bathing, drying and dressing myself and others. Since I am a nurse, I often bathe others.  I visualized bathing self and others as a way to purify wrongs and obstacles, drying as a way to create conditions to remove suffering, and clothing oneself or others as a way to promote vitality.   Then when dedicating the merit at the end of each day, any small way that was help to my own healing or that of others was viewed and offered as reaching all sentient beings.