Aug 22 - 27, 2017

Bhagavan with equal compassion for all,
Whose name, when merely heard, dispels the suffering of lower realms,
Dispeller of disease and the three poisons:
I prostrate to Medicine Buddha Lapis Light.

Medicine Buddha, (Tib. Menla, Skt. Bhaishajya Guru) is just one of numerous manifestations of enlightened mind (dharmakaya), showing up in a divine form to benefit sentient beings.

Medicine Buddha made special pledges to help sentient beings in many ways, including those who have obstacles with success in their life, those with mental afflictions, those who are sick, and also the dying, helping them at the time of death, leading them to his pure land. For that reason, Medicine Buddha is a preferred practice to do for people who are dying and while they are in the bardo (intermediate state between this life and the next).

It is said in the scriptures that in the degenerate times of this eon, such as now, the blessings of the Medicine Buddha becomes more powerful. The sadhana practice of Medicine Buddha is a way for us to develop the same qualities, to attain the state of Medicine Buddha, a completely purified being with all realizations. Read more about Medicine Buddha.

About the Retreat Leader

Ordained since the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.

See to read Ven. Robina’s active blog, tour schedule, and other news.

Date(s): Aug 22 - 27, 2017
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Robina Courtin
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: multiple
Level: general
Participation: full-time; please register
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for Medicine Buddha Retreat with Venerable Robina Courtin

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1a. Residential Full Retreat - 6 days (Aug 22-27)
Shared room - $715.35. Registration fee $100. Balance payable on Aug 22. Members $50 off.
1b Residential Full Retreat - 6 days (Aug 22-27)
Double room - $805.35 per person (to be booked jointly by two friends who want to share). Registration fee $100. Balance payable on Aug 22. Members $50 off.
2. Commuter Full time: 6 days (Aug 22-27)
$550.35 includes lunch & dinner. Registration fee $50. Balance payable on Aug 22. Members $50 off.
3a. Part-time resident
Shared room - $145.56 per day. Registration fee $100. Balance payable on Aug 22. Members $25 off.
3b. Part-time resident
Single - $205.56 per day. Registration fee $100. Balance payable on Aug 22. Members $25 off.
4. Part time commuter
$100.98 per day - includes lunch and dinner. Registration fee $50. Balance payable on Aug 22. Members $25 off.
5a. Gift of Dharma - Four Supreme Levels
Buddha Level - 10 tickets: $540. Dharma level - 5 tickets: $270; Sangha level- 2 tickets: $108; Arya level - 1 ticket: $54.
5b. Gift of Dharma - General Level
Please select multiple tickets for donation more than $10. Thank you!
Drop In per session
You are welcome to give your offering at the door.
Sangha and LMB Staff/Work Study $0.00