Medicine Buddha (Menla) Practice, a Healing Prayer Ritual
The following healing ritual is derived from Tibetan Buddhism. I learned it from Dr. Jim Sacamano of Victoria BC. To use it, visualize the above picture at first while saying the first part “Hung. Your body the colour of a mountain of lapis lazuli” up to … “I praise and pay homage to the Deity who holds the Precious Medicine.”
Then say the mantra while visualizing the people in need of healing.
Finally end with the “By this merit may all obtain omniscence … “, 5 minutes of silence and “By this merit may all obtain omniscence … “
Its oulined below …
Medicine buddha (Menla) Healing Practice
Say the following once …
“Hung. Your body the colour of a mountain of lapis lazuli
You dispel the suffering of disease from all Sentient beings
Your retinue of eight Bodhisattvas surround you.
I praise and pay homage to the Deity who holds the Precious Medicine.”
Say the following mantra 1, 3, 7, 21, or 108 times. Keep the people
in mind who need healing and visualize them receiving healing energy
from the Menla image.
“TAYATA OM BEKENDZE BEKENDZE MAHA BEKENDZE RADZA SUMUNGATE SOHA”
Afterwards say the following …
“MAY ALL THE SENTIENT BEINGS QUICKLY BE FREED FROM SICKNESS AND
MAY THE SICKNESS OF BEINGS NEVER ARISE AGAIN”
Then sit in silence for 5 minutes.
Finally say …
“By this merit may all obtain omniscence
May it defeat the enemy, wrong doing.
From the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death,
May all beings be freed.”
People are encouraged to be experimental and find their own ways of using the ritual.