workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Medicine Buddha

Buddhist Healing for Modern Life


Oct 6–11, 2024


Member: $425.00

Tiered Pricing: $470.00 or less

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Learn Buddhist healing practices for personal and collective transformation, guided by Buddhist teachers Ji Hyang Padma and Lama Tsering Ngodup Yodsampa.

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

Join Tibetan Buddhist teacher and interfaith chaplain Lama Tsering Yodsampa and Zen teacher and chaplain Ji Hyang Padma to learn traditional Buddhist healing practices to help us reclaim the power of ritual within healing. By reclaiming this power, we gain access to the boundless field of blessings that is our original nature, and then become medicine for our world.

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. Lama Tsering and Dr. Ji Hyang weave the ancient teachings related to the Medicine Buddha together with cutting-edge relational-cultural neuroscience that describes why these practices work so effectively.

Review the history of Buddhist healing, do some simple Medicine Buddha practices together, and learn how to:

  • Develop unshakable serenity, mindfulness, and compassion
  • Use ritual to bring spiritual healing to illness and other life-changing events

Experience the power of these paths directly through experiential exercises and rituals, which include the Medicine Buddha and White Tara practices, as well as vipassana and shamatha meditation. Gain an understanding of how Buddhist healing practices have catalyzed the contemplative sciences and somatic experiencing movements. These practices help you overcome inner and outer obstacles, and gain insight into your healing journey.

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Recommended Reading:

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



4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)


8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)

9:00 a.m.–Noon

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Buddhist healing and neuroscience
  • Introduction to Medicine Buddha

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Meditation and physical practices for working with the Five Elements
  • Sky gazing
  • Practicing with the elements
  • 100 Handprint Offering


9:00 a.m.–Noon

  • Sang Offering
  • Tara/ Five Wisdom Energies introduction
  • Tara teaching and Puja

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Reiki introduction
  • Reiki I Attunement


9:00 a.m.–Noon

  • Medicine Buddha: Bodhisattva Vows


9:00 a.m.–Noon

  • Reiki Symbols introduction
  • Reiki Symbols calligraphy
  • Reiki II attunement

2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Five Wisdom Energies and human life
  • Meridians, nutrition, psychology


9:00 a.m.–Noon

  • Reiki practice
  • Ceremony of Taking Refuge
  • Rituals for Community and Intercultural Healing
  • Dedicating a personal healing altar

1:00 p.m.
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The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Oct 6–11, 2024

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