Medicinal Buddha

Art Description

I painted this because the Medicine Buddha meditation is a healing practice treasure by many in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. We can practise it for ourselves, or for someone we care about who is ill. The oldest Medicine Buddha sutra we know about dates from the seventh century. In that sutra, we are told the story of a Bodhisattva, Medicine Buddha, who made twelve vows about how he would help living beings after attaining enlightenment. The holistic healing

of mind and body was an important focus of his vows: he promised to help eradicate pain, disease and disabilities of all kinds, as well as promote good health and optimal flourishing.

Art Specification

Title: Medicinal Buddha
Year: 2022
Dimension: 55x95cm
Medium: Acrylic
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH133

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Pema Gyeltshen

Born 1996, from Tsirang

In 2018 I graduated in the field of traditional art (Lhadri) from the National Institute for Zorig Chusum where I was trained for 6 years. Now I work as a traditional artist in a private company where we blend both traditional and contemporary art. I often collaborate with VAST Bhutan and volunteer there whenever I can. While volunteering in VAST Bhutan projects I get to learn from my VAST friends and mix the techniques of contemporary art together with the traditional art. I hope to create many more artworks by combining the two methods of creating that I have been blessed to learn.

Whenever I paint, I first focus on my body posture and eventually my thoughts get focused too. I always want to create meaningful, thought- provoking artwork, for which we need ideas, interest and effort combined. The outside world and the issues surrounding our lives, both sad and happy, inspire me to create. My interest and passion in paints and colours inspires me everyday to do my best in creating a piece of art.