Medicine Buddha Today

Menla Events



Menla Rupa TassThrangu Monastery, on No. 5 Road, Richmond BC holds Medicine Practice every Sunday at 10:30 AM. In addition, there are days of special focus on Menla in 2017, called Medicine Buddha Days on

February 4

April  4

May 3

June 2

July 1

July 30

August 29

September 28

October 28

November 26

December 26

All are welcome.

There will also be a three day Medicine Buddha Retreat March 17-19 with Lama Pema.

please see Thrangu Monastery Canada <> for details


The Victoria Medicine Buddha Group holds practice sessions first and third Mondays of each month, except for statutory holidays, from 7:35 – 9 PM at the Victoria Shambhala Centre on 2033 Belmont in Fernwood. Parking is easy in the large lot behind the building. Practice sessions and classes are led by senior Menla teachers, Linda Ross and Walter Quan. They have both been leading these sessions for many years. This is a great way to meet the Menla practice on a personal basis and be with others who know and love the practice as well.

You are heartily invited to attend one or more session. You can start at any time. We want to share this with others.

No Charge. All are welcome.


June 5  7 PM—Rev. Dr. Junsen Christopher Nettles, Doshu and Spiritual Leader of the Great River Tendai Sangha to address our community on Tendai Buddist teachings and the role of Medicine Buddha in the Tendai tradition. He will be speaking via Skype from his home base in Washington DC. Tendai is one of the two Vajrayana Buddhist traditions alive in Japan today. Dr. Nettles is also a PhD psychologist and a program director for integrative health initiatives for the American Psychological Association.  All are invited. Space is limited in the Community Room. A voluntary $5 donation to the Centre of use of the space is suggested.


July 23, 9AM—5PM. A one day MEDICINE BUDDHA RETREAT will be held at Roundhouse Farm in Victoria BC. We will deeply immerse ourselves into the mind, heart and practice of Medicine Buddha, and from that, the power of all healing methods. We will also study practice the five wisdoms in the healing vision of Medicine Buddha. We will look at Medicine Buddha as a doorway to ultimate health and as a way to for each of us to get what we need most in life in order to live well.

All are welcome. Bring your lunch and cushion. Suggested donation, $20. Please contact me at for questions and to make a reservation.