Medicine Buddha Today

Why study traditional teachings?

Posted on Jan 12, 2020

At some point it may seem that things are going no where. We do the practice. We get older. Life is slowly slipping away. We may wonder what is the value of study and practice.

It may be helpful to consider that the real benefits of Menla practice can start with a shift in perspective away from a more common fear-based view to a more open, inclusive, brighter view where problems in life are seen as doorways to primordially pure health rather than obstacles.

The study and practice of traditional teachings can be the light on the lock on the door we need to open in order to tune into that view. Once we unlock that door, the help or health we need may appear in whatever form seems natural to your life. And for a beginning, now at least you see.