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Medicine Buddha

My friend is having surgery tomorrow.  Last night my husband and I stopped by to see her and drop off some DVDs for her to watch during her recovery.

I also gave her a CD with the Medicine Buddha mantra on it and a candle I made.  I bought a blue candle at the grocery store, the type in a clear glass cylinder.  Then I created a template in Word that would cover it.  I inserted pictures and text, then print, glue, and voila:

Medicine Buddha Candle

My friend really liked it, her Catholic upbringing notwithstanding.  I don’t know whether it will provide any metaphysical healing.  But I’m pretty sure it will bring her comfort, knowing it was made for her with love.

“My religion is kindness,” said the Dalai Lama.

Indeed.

Author:

Ven. Dr. Myodo Jabo (Sandy Gougis) is a Zen Master and Priest in the Five Mountain Zen Order. She began studying Theravâdin Buddhism in 1998, adding Zen in 2003, and Vajrayana Buddhism in 2008. She currently practices in both the Zen and Tibetan traditions. Her Zen teacher is Most Ven. Wonji Dharma of the Five Mountain Zen Order, and her Tibetan guru is Lama Tsultrim Allione of Tara Mandala. In her free time, Myodo enjoys painting, jewelry making, and other creative endeavors.

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