Medicine Buddha​

Acrylic on Canvas, 2021

Private Collection

An important Buddha in the Mahayana tradition, whose main initial vow as a bodhisattva was to become able to completely free all sentient beings from their illnesses.


In the case of the Buddha of Medicine, there is a specific set of twelve aspirations that relate to his primary motivation to remove and heal the physical and mental suffering of beings in general, but primarily mental and physical illness caused through the imbalance of the elements.