August 4th evening- August 11th


“Any living being who hears the name of Medicine Buddha never gets reborn in the lower realms – that’s the benefit of just hearing the name, the mantra of Medicine Buddha. This is due to the great compassion of the Medicine Buddhas.” -Lama Zopa Rinpoche

At Jhado Rinpoche’s advice, following the teachings on Medicine Buddha, we will be doing the Medicine Buddha retreat from August 4-11th. We will be accumulating 10,000 long Medicine Buddha mantra (Om namo bhagavate benkhandze guru baidurya…) plus 10,000 wisdom showering mantra, and concluding with a fire puja for those who had completed the mantra accumulation. This is an incredible opportunity to do the retreat under Rinpoche’s guidance. Join us!

Retreat schedule

Aug 4: Afternoon -Retreat Preliminary Ritual (time to be confirmed)

Aug 5- 10:    Three sessions of Medicine Buddha practice, accumulating 10,000 mantras of the long Medicine Buddha mantra (Om namo bhagavate benkhandze guru baidurya…) plus 10,000 wisdom showering mantra.

Aug 11 morning:   Fire puja for those who had completed the accumulation of mantras


  • One is a Buddhist, ie has taken refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and has a good foundation in the  lam rim and the sutra path (at least having some experience of renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom understanding emptiness).

While those who have not received a Medicine Buddha empowerment are allowed to participate in the retreat, however, in order to do the concluding fire puja, the following prerequisites must be fulfilled:

  • Have received the Great Medicine Buddha Empowerment.
  • Have received a great highest yoga tantra empowerment (e.g. Yamantaka, Heruka, Guhyasamaja or Hevajra), or a great empowerment from the Tathagata class of tantra (e.g. Namgyalma or Medicine Buddha) plus a Medicine Buddha jenang (subsequent permission).


Date(s): August 4th evening- August 11th
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: 8 days
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Location: Main Gompa
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