Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja:
The Wish-Granting Sovereign

Composed in 1673 by the Fifth the Dalai Lama, Ngawang Losang Gyatso (1617–82), The Wish-Granting Sovereign is an extensive rite dedicated to the seven Medicine Buddhas, Buddha Shakyamuni, and an assembly of bodhisattvas and guardian deities. This puja, the most extensive of all the Medicine Buddha pujas (it includes prostrations and 108 offerings), was translated at the request of Kybaje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The practice of the seven Medicine Buddhas is a spiritual method to alleviate sickness, poverty, conflict, and all the other miseries that inevitably afflict beings living in the world. Rinpoche advised Shantideva Meditation Center to practice this puja regularly.

Date and time:

Saturday, March 31, time TBA.

Location:

Jewel Heart Center: 260 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Suggested Donation:

Open. All are welcome.

Sponsorship:

You are welcome to sponsor all or part of this puja. Full sponsorship would be $200 USD. Great merit is generated through your contribution of any amount:

“If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa or scripture then the benefit extends from then up to Enlightenment. Amazing, amazing. It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve ultimate happiness – liberation from the causes of delusion and karma and on top of that full Enlightenment – all the realizations and omniscient mind.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Prayer Requests:

If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email Jane Bosveld at email hidden; JavaScript is required and indicate “Puja” in the subject line. Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.