Medicine Buddha is very popular in Mahayana and also Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan art must be completed within the standards of Tibetan Buddhism. This is important because the thangka painting can have dual use as Buddhist art and also for Buddhist rituals. As a result, when you purchase our Medicine Buddha Tibetan thangka you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality item.
Medicine Buddha is depicted in full lotus pose seated on a single lotus pedestal. He holds a sprig of the medicinal myrobalan plant between the thumb and index finger of his right hand. Additionally, his right hand depicts the Varada “gift giving” mudra. Also, the lapis bowl filled with the three lapis nectars sits in the palm of his left hand. These three nectars can eliminate the three poisons of ill will, greed and ignorance.
Medicine Buddha can dispense good karma that can be generated by reciting his Medicine Buddha mantra. As a result, practitioners can transfer good karma to a person who is afflicted with sickness of body, mind or spirit.
Our Medicine Buddha Tibetan thangka has all the marks of a Buddha. The marks of the Buddha include the third eye of wisdom, three neck lines, ushnisha top knot and elongated ear lobes. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha.