Medicine Buddha Puja & Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas

The Medicine Buddha puja purifies and heals on all levels — physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. It is considered particularly powerful for people who are sick or have recently died, and for bringing both temporary success and the ultimate success of Enlightenment.

We will practice the The Concise Essence Sutra Ritual of Bhagavan Medicine Buddha called The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

Following the wishes of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this practice is preceded by the Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas. You may prostrate physically, or, if you prefer, mentally during the recitation.

You are welcome to come as an observer or participant in this beneficial practice within a supportive community. There is no charge to participate, but you are welcome to make an offering of food or flowers to create merit – positive energy.

Because this is a practice belonging to Action Tantra, it is best not to eat black foods ( which include meat, eggs, onion, garlic and radishes) the day one performs the puja.  After the puja, one can eat whatever one wishes, but before doing the puja, it’s good to avoid black foods.

Date and time:



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

Suggested Donation:

Open. All are welcome.


You are welcome to sponsor all or part of this puja. Full sponsorship would be $100 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.