An inspirational and extensive collection of teachings by Lama Zopa from the retreat on Medicine Buddha practice at Land of Medicine Buddha in California in 2001.
These are the edited transcripts of the teachings given during the rereat. Rinpoche had himself recently completed a medicine Buddha retreat and gave here advice on the practice, as well as covering a myriad of other subjects including making extensive offerings, the nature of anger and desire, rejoicing, generating bodhichitta, the four immeasurables and ritual practice. Rinpoche talks on the benefits of Medicine Buddha practice, motivation, retreat preparation, Lam Rim, dedications, the root of samsara, the false I, cherishing others, visualization, the power of mantra, bodhichitta, Thirty-Five Buddhas practice, meditating on emptiness, aspects of Medicine Buddhas, the nature of omniscent mind, the power of compassion, the benefits of living in vows, the causes of abuse, using abuse to develop compassion, the meaning of retreat, divine pride and clear appearance, the nature of mind, the views of the four schools, teachings on the Perfection of Wisdom and Diamond Cutter Sutra, life in Solu Khumbu, Medicine Buddha prayers, how Dharmakaya manifests, what makes an action virtuous or non virtuous?, overcoming anger and ego, the problem of desire, the New York air disaster, identifying the object of ignorance, Lama Chopa and combined Jorcho, taking bodhisattva and tantric vows, the protector issue, Gomo Rinpoche's wisdom mother, fire puja, and much more.
"People think Medicine Buddha is only for healing. It's not only for healing but for everything." Lama Zopa.