Lapis Lazuli Light Medicine Buddha Personal Deity Practice
Start by praying for the root lineage blessing: First empty the mind. Next, visualize the Root Lineage
Guru appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root Lineage
Guru Heart Mantra 7 times. Pray to the Root Lineage Guru to empower you so that the practice will
be auspicious. Visualize your parents, children, relatives, friends, and enemies join you in this
Wake Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
1. Recite the Purification Mantras and Earth God Mantra
2. Recite the Invocation Mantra
3. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization
4. Mandala Offering
5. Fourfold Refuge
6. Armor Protection
7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra
8. Recite the Rebirth Mantra (7 times)
9. Recite the Root Lineage Guru Heart Mantra (108 times)
10. Mudra and Visualization
Medicine Buddha Five-colored Light Mudra: Place the left hand before the left side of the
chest, with the palm facing upward. Press the left thumb upon the nail of the left index finger.
Place the right hand before the right side of the chest, with the palm facing outward and fingers
together. Bend and press the thumb against the center of the palm.
Visualization: First empty the mind.
Chant the Emptiness Mantra:
Om, si-ba-wa, su-da, sa-er-wa, da-er-ma, si-ba-wa, su-do-hang. (3 times)
Sanskrit bhai syllable Tibetan hum syllable
(1) Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean
into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the blue Sanskrit seed syllable “bhai,” emitting great blue light. (The Sanskrit “bhai” syllable can be replaced with the Tibetan “hum” syllable.)
(2) The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Medicine Buddha.
Medicine Buddha possesses the 32 perfection marks and looks just like Amitabha Buddha.
Sitting on a lotus seat, his body is blue in color. His hands form a Meditation Mudra holding a bowl filled with healing nectar.
(3) Visualize the heart of Medicine Buddha emit a brilliant blue light. This blue light shines and
empowers one through one’s crown opening. One’s entire body becomes transparent like the
color of lapis lazuli. All karmic hindrances and illnesses are eradicated.
(4) The blue light emerging from the heart of Medicine Buddha expands. One’s heart also emits a
blue light. The two lights converge and meet in the space above, and instantly, one transforms
into Medicine Buddha. The Medicine Buddha in the empty space and the Medicine Buddha
that one transforms into are one and the same. There is no difference between the two.
11. Recite the Medicine Buddha Heart Mantra
Visualization: Hold mala beads in front of the chest and move each bead with the thumb during
chanting. Visualize the left hand transform into a vajra bell and the right hand into a vajra scepter.
The mother bead or emblem transforms into the Many-Jewels Buddha’s Stupa and the four
“divider beads” transform into the Four Heavenly Tutelaries. The tassel transforms into a “lotus
hand” while the string threading through the beads transforms into a circle of inherent white light
of Vajrasattva. During mantra chanting, when a bead is moved, visualize Medicine Buddha
appear inside the bead and come to the forefront.
Mantra: Deh-yah-tah, om, beh-ka-dzee-yah, beh-ka-dzee-yah, ma-ha-beh-ka-dzee-yah, la-dza-sah-mo-kyah-doh-heh, so-ha. (108 times)
12. Entering Samadhi
(Nine Cycle Breathing, Entering of the Deity into Oneself, Release of Oneself into the Cosmic
Consciousness, Breath Counting)
13. Emerging from Samadhi
Medicine Buddha perpetuates in samsara.
His Twelve Great Vows benefit numerous beings,
His blue light empowers and brings eternal life.
Supremely accomplished Lapis Lazuli Light Medicine Buddha,
We shall prostrate at his feet and take refuge.
Shi-er da-yuan rao-yi zhong-sheng jiu-zhu-shi,
Fang lan-guang guan-zhu shi-ren yong-de chang-sheng;
Zui-shang shu-sheng cheng-jiu yao-shi guang-wang-fo,
Yi-yi ben-zun zu-qian gui-yi yu ding-li.
14. Recite the Principal Heart Mantras
15. Recite the Buddha’s Name (3 times)
May Medicine Buddha empower my practice
To attain realization,
Eradicate all illnesses,
And increase wisdom and merit.
May I merge with Medicine Buddha.
May all beings attain bliss and peace.
May all who uphold the name of Amitabha Buddha
Be born together in the Pure Land of His Western Paradise.
Recompense the Fourfold Generosity from above,
And aiding those who suffer in the Three Paths below.
Upon seeing the Buddha,
May I be liberated from the cycle of birth and death,
And may I develop the qualities of Buddhahood,
And thus free all who suffer.
I, ________ (your name), dedicate the merits of this practice to the Root Lineage Guru. May the
Root Lineage Guru always be healthy, remain in samsara, never enter nirvana, and forever turn
the dharma wheel. May everyone be healthy, free of hindrances, strong in cultivation, and may
all circumstances become auspicious.
May all supplications be completely fulfilled.
May all hindrances be removed. Wun!
17. Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra (3 times)
18. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization
19. Recite the Completion Mantra
Om, Bu Lin. (3 times)
Om Mani Padme Hum.
Dismissal: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
End of Practice: May all endeavors be auspicious.
Xiu-fa yuan-man, ru-yi ji-xiang.