“To Decrease Physical, Mental, Emotional Illness and Suffering.”


Medicine Buddha is one of many Buddhas who have attained the state of perfect enlightenment for the benefit of ALL sentient beings.  The enlightened mind has eliminated ALL negativity and perfected ALL positive qualities.  Medicine Buddha’s blue sky-colored holy body signifies omniscient wisdom and compassion as vast as limitless space and is particularly associated with healing both mental and physical suffering.  Making a connection with him, practicing meditation, reciting his mantra or even just saying his name helps us achieve our potential for ultimate healing.

ALL disease is essentially rooted in a psychosomatic cause, namely, spiritual confusion teaches that although there is no beginning point of the root confusions, there can be an end to them through enlightenment.  The much confusion may be traced to three main poisons or wrong attitudes, of greed (grasping), hatred (fear) and ignorance (mistaken beliefs).  Until the mistaken attitudes are released, ALL other cures are at best, only temporary.  Once we do cleanse our beliefs we reach a luminous enlightened mind free of stain which remains eternally so.

In the Medicine Tantras, Shakyamuni describes Medicine Buddha as an enlightened being who has special powers of healing.  The special healing blessings of Medicine Buddha may be obtained by reciting his name or mantra.  For centuries, Buddhists have been reciting this mantra prayer, to bring an ultimate healing of spiritual disease, as well as cures for everyday problems of the body and mind.

 (Tad-ya-ta: Om Be-kan-dze Be-kan-dze Ma-ha Be-kan-dze Ra-dza Sa-mung-ga-te Sva-ha)

1.      TATHAGATAYA:  means once came or once gone

2.     OM:  We begin with Om the under-current tone of the universe

3.     BEKANDZE: a name for the Medicine Buddha

4.     BEKANDZE:  do away with the pain of illness

5.     MAHA BEKANDZE:  do away with the pain of illness (of the darkness of Spiritual Ignorance)

6.     RADJA:  means Great King

7.     SAMUDGATE:  means the supreme heights. Like this, go (my prayer shall go to the highest and the widest and the deepest.

8.    SVAHA: I offer this prayer and now relinquish it … (to you Medicine Buddha)