Again, in the vain of sharing something more personal about me: many of you know that besides being a Reiki Master, I also paint healing art. As I am just fulfilling a print order for one of my favorite paintings, the Medicine Buddha, I thought to tell you a bit about how I make my art, as well as share the blessings of the Medicine Buddha.
Fine Art of the Healing Buddha
This painting is a close-up of a Medicine Buddha Thankha painting. Therefore I choose to follow traditional thankha painting practices. Thankha painters meditate on the meaning and the power of the deity while painting.
The Medicine Buddha is the healing Buddha. He is a very powerful and important deity in Tibetan Buddhism. While everyone can pray to the Medicine Buddha, a Rimpoche (high lama) can attune individuals to the Medicine Buddha, making their prayers to the Medicine Buddha more powerful.
In my case, first studied the Medicine Buddha (oh, and I have still a lot more to learn…) and obtained Medicine Buddha attunement. Then while painting, I alternated sending Reiki to the painting, reciting the Medicine Buddha prayer and the Medicine Buddha seed mantra. It took 2 months to complete this painting.
Medicine Buddha Mantra
Medicine Buddha Mantra Chant