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Because bodhisattvas have unbelievable merit, they can understand the limitless skies of benefit and qualities that Medicine Buddha has. The fortunate one who has good karma and much merit and the one who has miraculous psychic powers is able toMoreBecause bodhisattvas have unbelievable merit, they can understand the limitless skies of benefit and qualities that Medicine Buddha has. The fortunate one who has good karma and much merit and the one who has miraculous psychic powers is able to believe in this, and they should cherish this Medicine Buddha practice. The devas of the white side will be very happy with any sentient being who reveals this Medicine Buddha practice to other sentient beings or talks about the qualities of Medicine Buddha. Those devas will protect and guide any sentient being who spreads the Medicine Buddha practice.” —Shakyamuni BuddhaKyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these teachings during a Medicine Buddha retreat held at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, from October 26 to November 17, 2001. Edited by Ailsa Cameron, this book covers an amazing range of topics.From a review in BuddhaDharma magazine:Teachings From the Medicine Buddha Retreat is a nearly complete record of the teachings given by Lama Zopa Rinpoche during a twenty-five day Medicine Buddha retreat in the fall of 2001. The sections are short, on topics such as making offerings to the buddhas and the nature of mind. The retreat was held less than two months after the 9/11 attacks, and Lama Zopas teachings are full of references to terrorism, war, Iraq, and Afghanistan.The book is not meant as a coherent presentation on any particular topic- however, one is rewarded by just opening it and reading anywhere. Lama Zopa is a clear and effective teacher, and his stories are endlessly entertaining and inspiring.The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. Please visit us at www.lamayeshe.com.