Medicine Buddha

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

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member

$355

regular

$395

Workshop

Medicine Buddha

The Power of Ritual

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$355

regular

$395

Learn Buddhist healing practices for personal and collective transformation, guided by author and Zen teacher Ji Hyang Padma.

Ji Hyang Padma says the Buddhist path is one of radical inclusivity.

The Buddhist healing rituals create the ground for experiences of radical empathy, support heart-mind integration, and contact deep archetypal realms of the psyche. The Medicine Buddha empowerment is a healing practice treasured by many in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition that we can practice for ourselves, or for someone we care about who is ill.

In this weekend workshop, Zen teacher, chaplain, and longtime Omega meditation teacher Ji Hyang Padma shares traditional Buddhist healing practices to help us reclaim the power of ritual within healing, helping us gain access to the boundless field of blessings that is our original nature, and become medicine for our world. The monks of Gaden Shartse monastery will join her via livestream, to give the Medicine Buddha empowerment.

Through the Field of Blessings approach, Ji Hyang weaves ancient teachings together with cutting-edge relational-cultural neuroscience that describes why these practices work so effectively. She also helps us gain an understanding of how Buddhist healing practices have catalyzed the somatic experiencing and contemplative care movements. 

We learn how to:

  • Develop unshakable serenity, mindfulness, and compassion 

  • Use somatic practices to de-escalate conflict

  • Find creative ways to bring spiritual healing to illness through the Five Elements

Recommended reading: Field of Blessings: Ritual and Consciousness in the Work of Buddhist Healers and Living the Seasons: Zen Practices for Transformative Times, by Ji Hyang Padma.

Please note this course begins Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and has a special schedule:

WEDNESDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
 
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
 
Workshop (Optional Fire Puja)
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
1:00 p.m.
 
Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Program Tuition

member

$355

regular

$395

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, paddling on the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

2 nights commuter fee
$80.00

The commuter fee includes lunch and use of amenities and facilities. A list of local hotels and inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25