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Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:36 am

How can I obtain empowerment to visualize Buddhist art? thanks. :geek:
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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Virgo » Wed May 30, 2012 2:43 am

Wesley1982 wrote:How can I obtain empowerment to visualize Buddhist art? thanks. :geek:

Hello, what art do you have in mind that you want to visualize?

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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:57 am

Virgo wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:How can I obtain empowerment to visualize Buddhist art? thanks. :geek:

Hello, what art do you have in mind that you want to visualize?

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For starters, the one in my avatar. And others emanating or radiating streams of light. (Its supposed to help with mentality and meditation)
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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Virgo » Wed May 30, 2012 3:35 am

I don't really know dude. AFAIK empowerments have certain visualisations connected with them. I'm honestly not really sure about the one in your picture. Perhaps Medicine Buddha empowerment? This should be available from a number of teachers

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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:45 am

It is the "art symbol" of the Medicine Buddha.
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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby practitioner » Wed May 30, 2012 4:14 am

Wesley1982 wrote:It is the "art symbol" of the Medicine Buddha.


That is the Medicine Buddha Mantra. "Teyata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze (Bekandze) Radza Samungate Soha" It is from the Medicine Buddha practice. My lamas instructions for the practice are that anyone can recite the Medicine Buddha's mantra and pray to Medicine Buddha but you need the empowerment to do the visualization. It is a popular and common empowerment and practice given in all four schools so finding a lama to get the empowerment from shouldn't be too hard. Until then I would just say the mantra. Some traditions use a fourth Bekandze some don't, that's why it is in ()
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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:25 am

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Wesley1982 wrote:It is the "art symbol" of the Medicine Buddha.


That is the Medicine Buddha Mantra. "Teyata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze (Bekandze) Radza Samungate Soha" It is from the Medicine Buddha practice. My lamas instructions for the practice are that anyone can recite the Medicine Buddha's mantra and pray to Medicine Buddha but you need the empowerment to do the visualization. It is a popular and common empowerment and practice given in all four schools so finding a lama to get the empowerment from shouldn't be too hard. Until then I would just say the mantra. Some traditions use a fourth Bekandze some don't, that's why it is in ()


Thanks. The only people I'm probably going to find would be someone at the -Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center- in Texas. http://www.dallas.shambhala.org/
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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby practitioner » Wed May 30, 2012 4:49 am

If you're in Dallas I'd try Karma Thegsum Choling first, they have a highly respected resident Lama who can answer any questions you have about Medicine Buddha and his practice. http://wordpress.ktcdallas.org/
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Re: Empowerment to visualize Buddhist art

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:05 am

I live in Granbury,TX. http://www.granbury.org/ about 1 hour 15 min from Dallas. I don't foresee myself showing up at the exact address. :|
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