Over one thousand monks celebrate Medicine Buddha
New Taipei City held its second celebration of the Medicine Buddha Culture Day on October 23, 2016 with the attendance of 1,600 monks from five countries. New Taipei City mayor Eric Chu said the ceremony “purifies the heart”. The ceremony was also attended by new Taiwan residents from Thailand.
The Medicine Buddha is the Buddha who cures human ills. He is the King of Medicine Master and Lapis Lazuli Light, Bhaisajyaguru (Bhaisajya guru vaidurya prabha raja).
His chant to cure all illness is: Die ya ta ong, bei kan ze, bei kan ze, ma ha bei kan ze, la za sa mu, ga die so ha.