Our Medicine Buddha thangka depicts him sitting in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he holds a sprig of the traditional myrobalan herb between the index finger and thumb of his right hand. This traditional herb has proven healing attributes which have been administered to sick patients since ancient times.
His right hand is open and this gesture is known as the Varada “gift giving” mudra. Devotees believe that Medicine Buddha gave the gift of medicine to sentient life. However, Buddhist medicine is not pharmaceutical in nature. Instead, it focuses on purifying the patient’s karma. If so, this powerful cure can heal any spiritual, mental or physical illness.
This Medicine Buddha thangka was completed by our Nepali thangka painting artist. All of our Nepali artists were trained in the best thangka painting schools in Kathmandu. Indeed, their Medicine Buddha thangkas have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, when you purchase this Medicine Buddha thangka painting you can rest assured that you have procured monastic quality art.
Medicine Buddha is very popular throughout East Asia and he has his own eastern pure land called “Pure Lapis Lazuli” or “Lapis Lazuli Pure Land”. Medicine Buddha dwells in his pure land where he sits in a web of pure lapis lazuli light. This powerful light has the power to awaken the minds of all beings who are dwelling in darkness. Additionally, the Medicine Buddha mantra has powerful healing attributes that allow devotees to transfer good karma to someone in need. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha.