healing ourselves and others: medicine buddha empowerment and retreat; palmerston north : november 5 & 6

who is medicine buddha?

Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy, and whose blessings help release us from our inner and outer sickness. When we rely on Medicine Buddha, we can find relief from mental and physical disease, including the diseases of attachment, anger and ignorance. We can also receive protection from danger and obstacles. And – if we are willing to work at the deepest levels of body and mind – we can remove the most subtle causes of illness through the practice of Medicine Buddha. 

It is said that the power of this practice becomes greater as confusion and conflict in this world increase, so this practice is especially vital for us now.

what is an empowerment?

An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a special, heart-felt connection with a particular Buddha and receive their inspiration and blessings.

When we rely on the Medicine Buddha this helps us connect with our own potential to become enlightened, and use our energy and wisdom to bring peace and healing to ourselves and others.

  • In the empowerment and teachings on Saturday, Birgit explain the process, and guide us through meditations which will deepen our connection with Medicine Buddha through which we will be able to heal ourselves and others.
  • During the retreat on Sunday, we will be guided through the chanted prayer and meditation practices of Medicine Buddha.

Everyone is welcome.

empowerment and teachings: saturday, november 5

session times: 

  • 10 – 12 noon:  empowerment (note: Registrations will open at 9.30am; and it is important that you arrive a
    little early for the event, because we will come into the meditation room as a group)
  • 1.30 – 3 pm:  commentary
  • 3.30 – 4.30 pm:  Sadhana (prayers)

bookings are necessary (follow this link)

cost: $60; $30 (unwaged) – includes a delicious vegetarian lunch

place: Amitabha Centre, 174 Albert Street St. Palmerston North



retreat: sunday, november 6


session times:

  • 10.00 – 11.00 am 
  • 12.00 – 1.00 pm
  • 3.00 – 4.00 pm

bookings are NOT necessary (and there is no cost)

  • you are welcome to come to one, two, or all three of the sessions

refreshments will be available, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch if you would like to stay at the centre for the full day

place: Amitabha Centre, 174 Albert Street St. Palmerston North