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The Healing Buddha
Raoul Birnbaum
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The Healing Buddha

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This book presents important discourses that deal with the Healing Buddha in his various manifestations and discusses the many symbols, colors, and deities that are used as objects of meditation. The accompanying photographs of sculptures, paintings, and mandalas demonstrate the importance of art and aesthetic experience in Buddhist healing practices. Also included is a hi ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 324 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Shambhala (first published January 1st 1979)
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A detailed look at the Medicine Buddha (Bhaisajyaguru), which also covers the various related bodhisattvas and cosmologies (the Lapis Lazuli world, the myrobalan fruit, the bowl of amrta, the Seven (sometimes 8) Buddhas of the Lapis Lazuli Radiance, the Masters of Healing, the 12 Yaksha Generals (and their relatinship to the 12 astrological houses and the Big Dipper), the attendant bodhisattvas All-Pervading Solar Radiance [Suryavairocana] and All-Pervading Lunar Radiance [Candravairocana]).

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