Medicine Buddha Empowerment & Retreat
Medicine Buddha is a Buddha Doctor whose function is to release living beings from outer and inner sickness by bestowing blessings upon them. Buddha’s Truth Body, or Dharmakaya, appears in the form of Medicine Buddha, with a blue coloured body, one face and two hands, holding a jewelled bowl and a medicinal plant.
By relying upon Medicine Buddha sincerely, living beings in these impure times can be cured of heavy physical and mental disease, and find release from the internal pain of the three poisons: attachment, anger and ignorance. They can also receive protection from many other dangers and obstacles. Since beginingless time, we have experienced the pain of the three poisons and all the sufferings to which they give rise. Now, by relying upon this Buddha Doctor, we can be released from this pain forever. Moreover, by practising the sadhana of Medicine Buddha sincerely, we receive a special power of body, speech and mind, which we can then use to help others through healing actions.
About the teacher
Kadam Mike Garside
The Resident Teacher at KMC Wales is Kadam Mike Garside – a dedicated disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years, living in many New Kadampa Tradition Centres during that time. Mike engaged in long retreat with Venerable Geshe-la at Tharpaland International Retreat Centre from 1986 to 1989 and contributed to the editing of many of his books. Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love for meditation and exploring the meaning of the teachings through discussion. The Centre is extremely fortunate to be able to benefit from Mike’s wealth of practical meditative experience.