Anyone can listen to this album. If you practice the text, you are permitted to generate yourself as Medicine Buddha only if you have received an appropriate initiation. Otherwise, you should visualize Medicine Buddha above your head or in front of you.
This album contains the oral transmission (*lung) of A Brief Meditation-Recitation on Guru Medicine Buddha granted by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Written and arranged by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, A Brief Meditation-Recitation on Guru Medicine Buddha begins with requests to the Medicine Buddhas and follows with recitation of their holy names; recitation of either—or all of—the long, middle-length, or short Medicine Buddha mantra; and recitation of the mantra of Tathagata Stainless Excellent Gold and other dharani-mantras, extracted from the Fifth Dalai Lama's The Wish-Granting Sovereign: A Ceremony for Worshiping the Seven Sugatas. The practice concludes with prayers, requests, and dedications. Anyone can practice the text, with slight modifications for students without initiations. Rinpoche has consistently taught that Medicine Buddha practice is beneficial for anyone who is dying, sick, injured, or who has already died, and for success in general.