Medicine Circle Buddha Chants For Healing!

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Mantra Chant with Ian Boccio says
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The Medicine Circle is a community offering for anyone who is in need of healing, or anyone who knows someone who is in need of healing. This will be a weekly session chanting two specific mantras from the Buddha Dharma tradition that are designed to help accelerate the natural healing process by connecting to the energy vibrations of the higher consciousness that is an integral part of each one of us.

The session begins with invocations to set the sacred space, and a prāṇayāma (breathing exercise) to balance the major energy channels in the body.

The first chant will be the Bhaiṣajyaguru (Medicine Buddha) Mantra. The Medicine Buddha is the highest possible model of a healer. Among the 12 vows Bhaiṣajyaguru is said to have taken is that of curing just by the invocation of his name or the thought of Him. He was worshipped as the dispenser of spiritual medicine that could cure spiritual, psychological, and physical disease. This Buddha is not worshipped simply for healing powers alone; he is the form of the Buddha-nature that we aspire to realize in ourselves. Through the practice of meditation on the Medicine Buddha, one can generate enormous healing power for self and for the healing of others.

The second chant will be the Mantra of Light, which was first recorded in India in the 6th century and travelled across Asia until it reached Japan, becoming one of the major practices of Shingon Buddhism around the 13th century. This mantra connects to Vairocana, one of the five Celestial Buddhas which pervade the universe. Vairocana represents the dharma body of the historical Buddha and is also seen as the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of śunyatā, emptiness, the state of transcendental consciousness. Much like the Gayatrī Mantra, this mantra draws in the light of divine wisdom to illuminate the dark spaces of the mind. It is said that where this divine light exists, dysfunction and impurity can not also exist, and so this has become one of the most potent tools for overcoming difficult karmas.
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