Medicine Buddha Teachings

with Jay Lippman

May 16th

Date details +
  • $100 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price
  • $40 Other
  • Or pay in accordance with your circumstances (write-in the amount)
Room: Online Program

In times of sickness and suffering, the Medicine Buddha is an ancient and renowned spiritual antidote. It is the perfect meditation practice during the coronavirus pandemic. This practice for healing and wellbeing is based on the teachings of the historical Buddha himself, as recorded in the Sutras.

Thus, while most Tantric practices are kept secret and cannot be practiced without the empowerment and instructions from a qualified guru, the Medicine Buddha is open to all, and can definitely benefit anyone who practices it with sincerity and devotion.

The program will include:

  • The origins of the Medicine Buddha
  • Traditional explanations for why the practice works in healing
  • The right motivation and attitude to take in doing the practice
  • Instructions for a short form of the practice including the mantra and melody
  • Periods of guided practice
May these teachings and practices be of benefit to all beings.
We ask for your generosity in offering what you can to benefit Berkeley Shambhala, which has lost much of its income due to the COVID-19 health guidelines. Your contribution helps Berkeley Shambhala continue to offer programming like this during these challenging times.
About the Teacher
Jay Lippman has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1974 and is a senior teacher and advanced meditation instructor. Jay is a student of both Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham. He also studied for many years with the Kagyu master, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Jay was directed by Khenpo Tsultrim to teach a variety of specific courses in order to clarify key points of Buddhist teachings for Western students.

Jay is known for his genuine commitment to serious Dharma study and practice, for his sense of humor, clarity and accessible style. In past years Jay has taught many programs at the Northern California Shambhala Centers.

Program Price: $100
Patron Price: $150
Other: $40
Or pay in accordance with your circumstances (write in the amount)

Generosity Policy
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Paying the full program or patron price provides much needed support to Berkeley Shambhala.  For more information please see our generosity policy. 

Please register and pay online in advance of the class in order to receive the Zoom link for the program. 

If you have questions, please contact Robert: education [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org.

About Zoom
This program will be presented on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

Learn more about Zoom here:

You can find is a list of Zoom FAQs at this link