Palace of Buddha Bhaisajyaguru, Master of Remedies
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This central palace of the Mandala of the Medicine Buddha
is the site where the science of medicine is taught. Shakyamuni Buddha,
as Bhaisajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha, sits on a throne engraved with gems
at the center of the palace, at the center of Sudarsana, the city of medicine.
In attendence are gods of the devaloka, hermit scholars, Hindu dieties,
and Buddhist followers, including bodhisattvas and devout students. While
holding his seat on the central throne, Bhaisajyaguru also manifests as
the four sibling hermit scholars who instruct all types of students at
the same time.
The Dharmapala Centre School of Thangka Painting site in Germany offers another version of this painting, which includes detailed descriptions of various aspects of the painting and eighteen pages of enlarged details with descriptive text. Several other Medical Thangkas are offered as well.
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Revised on January 9, 2001