Healing Medicine Buddha Mandala
Image: Healing Medicine Buddha Mandala
Artist: Master Locho
Photo: Ashvini Bhatia, India
This painting depicts the Bhaisajyaguru (medicine) Buddha teaching medicine to his followers in the Sudarsana (city of medicine). The Medicine Buddha is often referred to as the “master of remedies” or the “sage and knowing doctor of suffering of this world”, and he indirectly teaches the science of healing to his followers in the palace mandala. The artist has taken such care to give meaning to each element of this painting. It is important to look closely at every detail to understand the full symbolism of each element.