Washington, D.C. Medicine Buddha Program

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Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen is pleased to announce that His Holiness the Sakya Trichen has consented to visit the Washington, D.C. area in May of 2019 to bestow the two-day major empowerment of Medicine Buddha at the invitation of Sakya Phuntsok Ling, as well as a long-life initiation and teachings on Taking Illness and Pain into the Dharma Path. The teachings will be bestowed in English and simultaneously translated into Mandarin. Everyone is welcome to receive these very special blessings. You may attend in full or in part as your schedule allows, and no sadhana commitment is required. Early registration is encouraged. See  “Registration” for more details.

About Medicine Buddha

Encompassing the totality of healing in all its forms, and touching every thing that lives, Medicine Buddha represents nothing less than the healing of the world. Just as a skilled physician heals the body through the art of medicine, Buddha heals the spirit through the dharma of kindness and compassion. The teachings of Medicine Buddha contain the essence of this dharma and remind us that true healing involves both body and mind. Whether we are seeking relief from illness and anxiety, or wish to prolong the good health of ourselves and others, Medicine Buddha guides us toward the loving attitude that is the foundation of well-being and the source of all our joys.

About His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is the patriarch and revered 41st Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya School, which is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Tibet in 1945, His Holiness belongs to the ancient and distinguished Khön family, whose history extends back to the early days of Tibet, before the arrival of Buddhism. For more information on His Holiness, including his biography please visit Our Teachers page.

About Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen

Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen is spiritual director of Sakya Phuntsok Ling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation in Silver Spring, Maryland, which he established in 1986. He is also Abbot and Vice President of Tsechen Kunchab Ling, which was established in 2001 at the advice of His Holiness the Sakya Trichen as the Seat of the Sakya Dolma Phodrang in the Americas. He is a widely recognized and accomplished teacher and translator of Buddhism. His Holiness the Sakya Trichen and other high lamas of the Sakya Order have repeatedly praised his Dharma activities as exemplary. For more information on Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen please visit Our Teachers page.

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