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AWAKEN THE HEALER WITHIN: Medicine Buddha Empowerment – January 27-28, 2017
January 27, 2018 - January 28, 2018$220
The Medicine Buddha practice is an ancient healing meditation which belongs to the Lower Tantras and is a defining practice of Tibetan and Vajrayana Buddhism involving visualization of mental images and deities. This Tibetan Buddhist healing modality is very effective & powerful in resolving medical and health problems for ourselves & others because the Medicine Buddhas made extensive prayers for all living beings and promised to actualize those prayers in degenerative times. In fact, the healing power & blessings are so strong that the Medicine Buddha practice is the heart of the Tibetan Medicine & all Tibetan physicians are instructed & initiated into the Medicine Buddha practice. And therefore, if you do any type of healing work this practice can be very beneficial.
The Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy. It is a reflection of your own potential & the healing aspect within you which is your true nature – referred to as your Buddha-nature. Connection to Medicine Buddha helps you experience the pure nature of your mind, which allows you to heal the diseases of yourself & others. Therefore with this practice, you can bring about transformation & in effect become medicine for this world.
Buddha taught that one can benefit greatly from learning about the Medicine Buddha, or even from hearing or remembering the name & mantra. Also there is no contradiction between practicing the Medicine Buddha meditation in order to improve your own health, and/or the motivation to help someone else or to benefit all beings. The Tibetan masters tell us that even if you are practicing the Medicine Buddha meditation with the aim of improving just your mental and physical health in this life, you still have the potential to deeply benefit others because the practice can purify the mind enough to ultimately attain Buddhahood.
Through the Medicine Buddha Empowerment, which is a beautiful guided meditation, you’ll receive a very powerful blessing because the transmission (empowerment, attunement) comes from an unbroken lineage it carries the blessing of the Buddha & all the lamas from whom the lineage is received which gives the recipient even more power.
Each day consists of devotions, teachings, & meditations which will awaken the healer within you. The empowerment begins on Saturday with an opening ceremony in which we honor the Medicine Buddha & dedicate our initiation to ourselves or someone we wish healing for. We will then be initiated into and attuned with the Mantra & have our first teaching on the practice Saturday afternoon. Sunday, will give us an opportunity to fully engage in an intensive practice of this special & centuries old healing meditation modality, as well as, learn more about the method. We will end the workshop with a short ceremony out on the beach where we will dedicate the merit of our practice and our healing service to the benefit of all beings.
According to Lama Zopa, the Medicine Buddha Mantra is more precious than skies of gold, diamonds & jewels—this wealth means nothing because it can’t purify us. The Medicine Buddha mantra is much more precious because it leaves imprints of the path to enlightenment in your mind; it helps you to have realizations leading to enlightenment; it purifies negative karma helping you never to be reborn in the lower realms, and allows you to be of service to other beings by helping to alleviate them of suffering, sickness, illness, and disease.
Hope you will join us as we connect with this ancient tradition and be a part of something greater than yourself.
Anthony Profeta is a medical student turned meditation teacher whose knowledge of meditation stems from 17+ yrs of intensive study. His passion for meditation began in 2000 after his initiation into Kriya Yoga. Since that time, he has been meditating & studying the art with such well-known teachers as, Jack Kornfield & Sharon Salzberg; and received training in various monasteries throughout the US, Nepal, & India. Anthony is trained in Mantra, Visualization, Tantric, Zazen (Zen), Vipassana, Mindfulness, & Sound Meditation techniques. He teaches classes, workshops, & retreats throughout Fl. Anthony’s Guided Meditations CD is available on Amazon, iTunes, & other sites.
Saturday, January 27th & Sunday, January 28th – 2 DAY WORKSHOP
2 Day Workshop Schedule
Opening Ceremony: 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Empowerment: 1.00pm – 2.15pm
Break: 2.30pm – 2.45pm
Teaching 1: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Open Discussion: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Teaching 2: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Lunch: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Practice Session 1: 1.00pm – 2.15pm
Teaching 3: 2.30pm – 3.45.pm
Practice Session 2: 4.00pm – 5.15pm
Open Discussion: 5:30 – 6.00pm
Closing Ceremony: 6.00pm – 6.30pm
During this 2-Day Intensive Workshop you will:
• Awaken the Healer within by connecting & gaining the blessings of the Medicine Buddhas
• Enhance any healing work you already practice
• Participate in devotions, teachings, ceremonies, and meditations to connect to the healing nature of the Pure Mind
• Receive your own mala for recitation of the Medicine Buddha Mantra
• Be initiated into the Medicine Buddha Sadhana (Practice) & The Medicine Buddha Mantra [initiation gives you permission, through an unbroken lineage, to connect with the Medicine Buddha & practice the technique.]
• Learn how to perform this distance healing meditation modality
• Participate in a closing ceremony on the beach in which you will deepen your connection to the your inner self & dedicate the merits of your practice to the liberation of all beings.
SPACE IS LIMITED — Reserve Your Space!
Phone: Anthony – (914) 319-3477 or email: AnthonyProfetaMeditation@outlook.com or in person at Sundari Yoga Studio – 46 N Breard Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL
Cost: $220 ($280 after January 22nd) — Please bring 1 Piece of fruit on the 1st day of the Event