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Medicine Buddha Ceremony

Medicine Buddha is the Master of Healing. He made Twelve Great Vows to free all sentient beings in this Samsara world from poison, illness and disease of the mind, speech and body. Those who pray to him with diligence and devotion will be free from these ailments. If we practise Buddhism according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra, then all sicknesses can be cured, all hindrances and difficulties will be resolved and one’s lifespan will lengthen.

According to the Medicine Buddha Sutra, the Twelve Great Vows are:

  1. To illuminate countless realms with his radiance, enabling others to become a Buddha.
  2. To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his Light of Lapis Lazuli.
  3. To provide sentient beings with whatever material needs they require
  4. To correct heretical views and inspire beings towards the path of the Bodhisattva.
  5. To help beings follow the Moral Precepts, even if they failed before.
  6. To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
  7. To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
  8. To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
  9. To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
  10. To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
  11. To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
  12. To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes.