Prostrations, Offerings, and Refuge to the Eight Medicine Buddhas

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First place the Medicine Buddha Great Sutra on your altar -- in the center of a Medicine Buddha mandala if you can find one. If you don't find a real mandala, then you can draw an 8-petal lotus flower with colors representing the Medicine Buddhas (or everything white is ok). If you can find 8 Medicine Buddha statues, you can place one on each lotus petal facing inward. Then place outside the mandala limitless quality offerings without eggs or meat as best as you can. These offerings can include clean water, lights, flowers, juice, fruit, musical instruments, incense, perfume, nice clothing, etc. All 6 senses should have an offering: forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, and all dharmas. If you don't find a mandala, statues, offerings, etc. then you can imagine this all. It is even better if you take the Eight Mahayana Precepts then do this practice for you, other sick people, and all living beings.

Prostrations, Offerings, and Refuge to the Eight Medicine Buddhas
I. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ TSEN LEG PA YONG DRAG PÄL GYI GYÄL PO LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs. (7x)

II. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ RIN PO CHHE DANG DA WA DANG PÄ MÄ RAB TU GYÄN PA KHÄ PA ZI JI DRA YANG KYI GYÄL PO LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Adorned with Jewels, Moon, and Lotus. (7x) III. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ SER ZANG DRI ME RIN CHHEN NANG TÜL ZHUG DRUB PA LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, Stainless Excellent Gold, Illuminating Jewel Who Accomplishes All Conduct. (7x)

IV. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ NYA NGÄN ME CHHOG PÄL LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, Glorious Supreme One Free from Sorrow. (7x)

V. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ CHHÖ DRAG GYA TSHÖ YANG LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) 2

I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma. (7x)

VI. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ CHHÖ GYA TSHO CHHOG GI LÖ NAM PAR RÖL PÄ NGÖN PAR KHYÄN PA LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, Clearly Knowing by the Play of Supreme Wisdom of an Ocean of Dharma. (7x)

VII. CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ MEN GYI LHA BÄI DUR YÄ Ö KYI GYÄL PO LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, Medicine Guru, King of Lapis Lazuli Light. (7x)

VIII. TÖN PA CHOM DÄN DÄ DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PÄI SANG GYÄ PÄL GYÄL WA SHA KYA THUB PA LA, CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO (7x) I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge to the founder, bhagavan, tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed buddha, glorious conqueror Shakyamuni Buddha. (7x)

Prostration and Prayer to the Holy Dharma
MA RIG MÜN SEL DRÖN ME CHOG DUG NGÄL NÄ SEL MÄN GYI PHÜL DAM CHHÖ KÖN CHHOG THAM CHÄ LA CHHAG TSHÄL CHHÖ CHING KYAB SU CHHI (3x) Supreme lamp dispelling the darkness of ignorance, Foremost of medicines alleviating suffering and disease, To the entire sublime jewel of Dharma, I prostrate, offer, and go for refuge. (3x)

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Requesting the Benefits of the Practice
CHHAG TSHÄL LO, CHHÖ DO, KYAB SU CHHI WO JAM PÄL KYAB DRÖL SANG DAG SANG WANG SOK DE SHEG SÄ PO SUM DRI DRUG TONG GI GYÄL WÄI THUG DAM KÜL ZHING LENG LANG NÄ DO DEI PHÄN YÖN JI KÄ SUNG PA NAM DENG DIR DAG LA NGÖN DU GYUR BAR DZÖ JIG TEN KYONG WA DE PÖN CHÄ PÄ KYANG NGÖN TSHE TÖN PÄI CHÄN NGAR ZHÄL ZHE ZHIN DRA DANG NÖ PA NÄ RIM DOG PA DANG THAB TSÖ KÜN ZHI LÜ SEM DE WA GYÄ LONG CHÖ WANG CHUG NOR DRU TSHE PEL ZHING SAM PÄI DÖN NAM YI ZHIN DRUB PA DANG TAG TU SUNG KYOB YEL WA ME PAR DZÖ I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge The conquerors’ heart commitments were invoked By thirty-six thousand sons of sugatas, Including Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, and Vajrapani, Bhrama, Indra, etc. Thus requested, they proclaimed this sutra’s benefits. Pray, manifest all of them for me here and now. And to the worldly protector yaksha leaders as well, As you promised to do before previous teachers – To stop enemies, harmers, and epidemics, Pacify all conflict, and increase physical and mental bliss, Increase wealth, power, property, crops, and life span – Accomplish these desired goals as we wish And always protect us without break.

Seven Medicine Tatagata Mantra from Authentic Sutra
Namo retna tarr yah (long) yah / Namo bagwate apartee (rolling r) hata bekadze rad-jah-yah / tay-ata om sarwa tatagata hung gu-may gu-may "e"-min-"ee" mih("e")-he("e") / mati mati 4

sap-ta tatagata / sama daya dik-trittay ahtay mahtay palay ba pum (bum) sho danee (accent on nee) sarwa pah pum (bum, lips together) nashaya / mama budhay budo ta ta me (may) / ummay kumay / buda chay-tar pari sho dan-ee (accent on "ee") da may nee da may / meru meru (mare-oo) / meru shikari sarwa ak-ala mirrh-tahyu ni(strong)-wah ranee (rani, strong "ee") bud-day su bud-day (deep u: bood-day) / bood-dah ah-dik (strong) trana ah-dik trit-eh-nah / rak-chen tu-mey (strong mey) / sawa dewa sa may as sa may sama nawa ha-ren tu-mey / sarwa buddha bo-di sattwa / sha-mey sha-mey par sha men tu-may/sarwa e-ta-u pa dar pa/baya daya/pu ra nee su pu ra nee pu ra yah mey / sarwa ash aye yeh bay-durr-yah (roll durr) par-ti bas-say sarwa paa (slightly long) pum (bam-- go high) chai-yan ka ri soha / om beh-kuh-zai-(eh) beh-kuh-zai-(eh) ma huh beh-kuh-zai-(eh) beh-kuh-zai-(eh) / rad-jah sam-mung gate soha (best 1008 per day with 8 Mahayana Precepts; as many as possible each day)

Guru Bendurya Medicine Tatagata Mantra
OM NAMO BHAGWATE BEKANDSE GURU BENDURYA PRABHA RADZAYA TATHAGATAYA ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA TAYATA OM BEKANDSE BEKANDSE MAHA BEKANDSE BEKANDSE RADZA SAMUNGATE SOHA (as many as possible)

Guru Bendurya Medicine Tatagata Short Mantra
OM BEKANDSE BEKANDSE MAHA BEKANDSE BEKANDSE RADZA SAMUNGATE SOHA (as many as possible)

Fulfillment of the 8 Medicine Buddha's Prayers
I wish that all of the prayers of the 8 Medicine Buddhas: • • Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs (Supari Kirti Tanama Sri Raja) 8 Prayers; King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Adorned with Jewels, Moon and Lotus (Sva 5

Ragosa Raja) 8 Prayers; • Stainless Excellent Gold, Great Jewel Who Accomplishes All Vows (Suvarna Bhadra Vimala) 4 Prayers; Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow (Asokot Tamas Sri Raja) 4 Prayers; Melodious Ocean of Proclaimed Dharma (Dharma Kirti Sagara) 4 Prayers Delightful King of Clear Knowing, Supreme Wisdom of an Ocean of Dharma (Abkijya Raja) 4 Prayers; Guru King of Lapis Light (Guru Baidurya) 12 Prayers; Shakyamuni Buddha 500 Prayers

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results are all fulfilled in this degenerate time for all sentient beings in the six realms. These blessings and power will eradicate all of the different kinds of problems, sicknesses, and miseries forever. Due to this, there will be long life, health, happiness, comfort, conventional peace, and ultimate peace forever.

Compiled by Geshe Thubten Soepa According to Authentic Sutra October 2012

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