Universal Medicine Buddha Puja

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
calling the deities

Compared to Wesak Day, the recent Medicine Buddha puja at the Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple attracted a smaller crowd of only about 300 devotees.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
the main altar

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
turning the wheel of fortune

Held annually, perhaps the smaller attendance was due to this year-end event coinciding with the long Deepavali weekend.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
prayers & mantras

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
entering the mouth of the dragon

Conducted by disciples of the late Dorje Guru Ge Li, also known as Yong Sifu, the Universal Medicine Buddha mantra-cum-puja saw devotees being led to various sections of the temple complex.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
don’t look back

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
exiting the dragon from here

Lotus candles were also lighted to pay homage to the Medicine Buddha, to seek good health, blessings and longevity.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
more prayers during the ritual

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
lighting the lotus candle

Medicine packs were also offered to remove life’s obstacles.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
eradicating illnesses

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
getting ready to hoist the gigantic Medicine Buddha thangka

After the prayers and mantras were completed, at approximately 12 noon, devotees hoisted a new, large Medicine Buddha thangka to the compound of the temple to sun it for the first time.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
unrolling the Medicine Buddha thangka

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
and the new Medicine Buddha thangka is unravelled

A delicious vegetarian lunch was then served, wrapping up this year’s Universal Medicine Buddha Puja at the temple.

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
sunning the Medicine Buddha thangka

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
the gigantic Medicine Buddha thangka, sunned for the first time

Event: Universal Medicine Buddha Puja
Venue: Enlightened Heart Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Ipoh
Date: 3rd Nov, 2013
Time: 11.30am

Universal Medicine Buddha Mantra Puja
vegetarian lunch is served

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