Buddhists believe that the name and image of the Medicine Buddha have healing properties.


Teyata OM bekandze bekandze maha bekandze randza samugate soha

The Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla in Tibetan, the Lord of Healing) represents the healing power of enlightened beings. He is known as the deity of medicine in Tibet and among Buddhists. The name of the medicine Buddha is believed to have the power to free a person from the diseases of anger and ignorance that can afflict the mind and impede liberation from suffering.

This protection and healing amulet is made up of prayers and mantras inscribed on paper that are then folded and tied together with colored strings. It is not made to be worn, but carried in a pocket or kept in a person’s home. When worn, the amulet is believed to have healing power, and aid the person carrying it in their person to be protected from harm, evil, illness, or any affliction that may hinder their health and meditation practice.

Buddhists believe that the name and image of the Medicine Buddha have healing properties as well, and that to see an image of Sangye Menla, or hear his name, can provide healing as well. Reciting the Medicine Buddha’s mantra, too, is a powerful way to invoke his blessings, and aid in a person’s—and the planet’s—healing.

Ki ki so so!

About the author Walter

Walter lives and works in and around South Florida. When not practicing or studying acupuncture, you can find him at one of Miami’s beaches, or in a coffee shop lost in the pages of a good book. Walter enjoys diverse interests such as reading Tarot, practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi, learning Buddhist dharma, practicing shamanic healing, writing for his blogs, reading Oriental philosophy, traveling to new places and old favorites, exploring contemplative photography with his iPhone, sitting quietly in meditation, practicing healthy fitness, and promoting wellbeing.

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  1. I love the thought of this. I have a friend who is ill at the moment but I wouldn’t know what to write on the paper? Your final – Ki Ki so so?

    1. The amulets are procured from a lama, preferably one who works with the Medicine Buddha, or a Tibetan medicine doctor. They write the mantras, bless them, and put the amulet together for the person in need based on their date of birth, etc and particular ailment. There are amulets, such as this one, which are sold for protection and wellbeing, with no individualized person in mind.

      Ki ki so so is a Tibetan spiritual warrior cry made at the completion of an extended meditation practice, or at the end of meditation program. It proclaims victory over obstacles, and blessings to benefit all sentient beings. It’s meant to uplift lungta, or energy, also known as windhorse.

      1. Why am I so goofy? Thank you for explaining..

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