BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Digital Images

Bhaisajyaguru (the Medicine Buddha) and Padmasambhava (below


Available online

view Bhaisajyaguru (the Medicine Buddha) and Padmasambhava (below
View

License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Credit: Bhaisajyaguru (the Medicine Buddha) and Padmasambhava (below. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


About this work

Description

The Medicine Buddha, Bhaishajyaguru, with his right hand in the earth-touching position. His left hand, in a meditation gesture, holds a lapis lazuli bowl containing three pieces of myrobalan fruit (a species of plum considered to have medicinal properties). To his right a miniature form of the deity, Green Tara, is depicted in a roundel. Below is Padmasambhava, who formally introduced Buddhism from India to Tibet. His two female consorts, Mandarava and Yeshe Tsogyal, flank him on either side. The Medicine Buddha sutras emphasise the value of visualising the Medicine Buddha and chanting the appropriate text, to promote the healing of body, speech and mind


Subjects


Where to find it


Identifiers


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.