Photo by the kindness of Ben Christian

Photo by the kindness of Ben Christian

Do you want to
help others & heal the world?

The teachings, practices and prayers of the Medicine Buddhas will help enable you to heal yourself and your community. During this 10-day Medicine Buddha retreat you will learn from the ancient and original Tibetan text exclusively translated for this event. The focus will be on practicing the sadhana, meditation, mantra, vows and reciting the sutras. What matters is applying what you learn for maximum impact so that you can create the karma to benefit all beings. Taking a deep dive and practicing with integrity will increase the power of the healing.

To gain mastery it is best to dedicate 10 full days in a retreat setting or choose a more flexible study schedule. This could be done at home or in a retreat setting of your choice. Either way, you should plan to set aside the time and space to complete the retreat.

Ideally one would spend time at a retreat like Diamond Mountain which offers unparalleled conditions for retreats of all types. At this time we encourage you to do this retreat at home or at a safe retreat place in your country, maybe together with other participants. As soon as it is safe we would be delighted to receive solo retreaters and groups at Diamond Mountain 🙂

Where: Exclusive live stream from Diamond Mountain Retreat Center & recorded classes
When: 11-20 December 2020

Sign up for this unique opportunity so that you can receive the blessing to study the Medicine Buddha teachings, practices & prayers!

Medicine Buddha Retreat Packages

Diamond World Protector

Build the pure land of Diamond Mountain through your generosity. All merits and benefits planted in this paradise will return to you!
* For content kindly check the Lapis Lazuli Package

$1999
Rays of Light
  • Retreat Schedule for your time zone

  • PDF Sadhana + Sutra

  • Live streamed Empowerment

  • 16 Medicine Buddha Online Classes

  • ACI Course 7 – Bodhisattva Vows

  • Live Conclusions streamed from Diamond Mountain with GMR

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Gold
  • Retreat Schedule for your time zone

  • PDF Sadhana + Sutra

  • Live streamed Empowerment

  • 16 Medicine Buddha Online Classes

  • ACI Course 7 – Bodhisattva Vows

  • Live Conclusions streamed from Diamond Mountain with GMR

  • Daily Online Yoga Session

  • Live streamed One-Day-Vows

  • Q&A sessions with Geshe Michael Roach

  • 1000 Butter lamp lighting

  • Fire puja

$99
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Lapis Lazuli
  • Retreat Schedule for your time zone

  • PDF Sadhana + Sutra

  • Live streamed Empowerment

  • 16 Medicine Buddha Online Classes

  • ACI Course 7 – Bodhisattva Vows

  • Live Conclusions streamed from Diamond Mountain with GMR

  • Daily Online Yoga Session

  • Live streamed One-Day-Vows

  • Q&A sessions with Geshe Michael Roach

  • 1000 Butter lamp lighting

  • Fire puja

  • 45 min session with a senior teacher to support your individual retreat

  • 2 VIP classes – Live streamed with Geshe Michael Roach

  • Q&A session with Geshe Michael Roach

$499
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At the beginning of the Medicine Buddha retreat you will pledge to develop the wish to become a Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is a person with bodhichitta. Bodhichitta is the wish to attain pure and total enlightenment for the sake of all other beings. This wish is your intention to develop the characteristics of a Bodhisattva!

“You already have the seed to become a Buddha but it needs to be awakened. But in order to take Medicine Buddha empowerment we have to commit to the wish, and you need the empowerment to do the practice.” - Geshe Michael Roach

That commitment has a special ceremony that was written by Arya Nagarjuna. The ceremony to take the wish will be live streamed and is a requirement to take the Medicine Buddha empowerment. The empowerment allows you to learn the Medicine Buddha sadhana and practice the mantra. This all takes place during the first two days of the retreat.

If you already have the wish or action vows it is always good to take them again!

After the retreat you can take the Bodhisattva Vows course (ACI 7) which is included in the retreat package. You can study (alone or as a group) through January and February 2021, which we highly recommend. On completion of the course work and when you have sufficient courage and determination to truly make a difference - you can take the Bodhisattva action vows. If you choose to take the Bodhisattva action vows, you commit to practicing and keeping those vows.
Geshe Michael Roach will be giving the Bodhisattva action vows in a worldwide ceremony that will take place online late February or early March 2021!