The Mandala is then dissolved – representing the impermanence of all phenomena – and either taken to a large body of water or distributed to the people attending the ceremony.
When the blessed sand is taken to water, the monks recite further prayers, offering the blessed sand for world peace and compassion.
Sickness and poor health are experiences shared by all regardless of ethnicity, gender age or any other markers of identity that can separate one from another. Ancient teachings tell us that merely seeing an image of the Medicine Buddha, reciting his name or seeing the Medicine Buddha Mandala can bring us inconceivable benefits.
The Medicine Buddha has the power to help us see the true cause of any suffering whether spiritual, physical or mental and bestows blessings that enable us to alleviate or overcome these.
Creating a Medicine Buddha Mandala also generates very positive energy in the whole area spreading through our world system and the universe.
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