The Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association (previously known as Dari Rulai Lotus in the Woods Shrine) is here to share Chinese Esoteric (Hanmi) Buddhism with Minnesotans and with all who are interested in learning life-changing meditation practices. It was founded by Vajracharya 智禅 ZhiChan Charlotte Steen, former Vice Abbot of Dari Rulai Temple.
Mahavairocana Golden Crown Dharma King, Dechan Jueren founded the Dari Rulai Temple in Los Angeles, CA on December 11, 1998 as the seat for Chinese Esoteric (Hanmi) Buddhism -- which embodies the complete teachings of the Mahavairocana Buddha passed down by Vajrasattva and Nargarjuna Bodhisattvas to Subhakarasimha, Vajrabodhi, and Amoghavajra in Xi'an, China over 1300 years ago.
Great Master Dechan Jueren was the Chinese Esoteric Buddhist School's 49th Great Master and Lineage bearer. Additionally, he was also the 47th Great Master and Lineage bearer for the most recognized Zen School in China, the Linji Chan School and the 16th Lineage Holder of the renowned Zhaojuie Monastery.
Chinese Esoteric Buddhism teaches methods so that the practitioner can, with this very body, become enlightened; with this very body, attain awakening; with this very body-- while you are still alive--become a Buddha. Naturally, before one can attain to buddhahood, one must first attain to humanhood. That is, one must truly attain to being a real human being who respects all, who helps all, and who looks for nothing in return; just like this great earth, which nurtures every life unconditionally.
Now, through great destiny, there is the opportunity for those in Minnesota and surrounding communities to learn the Chinese Esoteric Meditation practices, with the hope that once learned, they will be practiced. Once practiced consistently, that one will experience greater health, peace, happiness and prosperity. And, with the hope that if there is that destiny, that one will attain.
Great Master Dechan Jueren
Vajracharya ZhiChan 师父智禅:
Charlotte M. Steen, Abbott
Vajracharya ZhiChan, Charlotte Steen, is an ordained teacher in the Hanmi Buddhist lineage. She teaches Hanmi Buddhist meditations, offers spiritual healing services and conducts Buddhist prayer services to relieve suffering. Founder of Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association, former Vice Abbot of Dari Rulai Temple.
Medicine Buddha Empowerment & Dharma Teaching:
One of the Chinese Mystery School's (Hanmi Buddhism's) Precious & Unique Teachings
The sanskrit name of the Medicine Buddha is Bhaisajyaraja. The Chinese call him Yao Shi Fo, the Tibetans: Sangye Menla, and the Japanese: Yakushi. He is a great Master who made many vows to alleviate the suffering of all beings.
The Medicine Master Lapis Lazuli Light King Buddha Extinguishing Disaster and Prolonging Life Dharma is for spiritual healing, protection, and prevention of illness and disease, as well as for extinguishing disaster, extending life, and bringing forth good luck.
In this workshop, you will receive an Abhisheka Empowerment (pouring of holy water on your crown) which will enable you to successfully practice the Medicine Buddha Healing Dharma. This very powerful Dharma practice includes learning the Sanskrit version of the Medicine Buddha Mantra, along with the accompanying mudra and visualization.
Although the basis of this practice is intended to enhance your own spiritual development, healing and protection, you will also learn techniques to help others. Historically in Asia, plagues and epidemics were known to ravage populations from time to time, and through their great compassion and wisdom, Buddhist Masters developed these spiritual healing methods for use on large numbers of people.
Our presentation of the Medicine Buddha Dharma is a unique teaching of the Hanmi Esoteric School of Chinese Buddhism. This practice was formerly offered only to advanced, initiated disciples of a spiritual master after several years of preparation. It is now being offered to the general public, due to the great need for more people to learn how to heal themselves and others, using primarily spiritual techniques.
Learn simple, yet effective techniques for purifying air, water, and food. Participants are often able to immediately taste the difference in the food and water which they have blessed.
Participation in this workshop is open to the general public. No prerequisites are required, except for sincerity and a willingness to practice the teachings. If you already have a healing practice, the Abhisheka Empowerment will greatly enhance your present healing abilities, as well as your capacity to perform any of your other practices.
Transmission is given through Abhisheka Empowerment.
Open Hanmi Buddhist Meditation Practices
These are some of the Hanmi Buddhist teachings which have been opened to the general public. Please join us on our Thursday Open Sitting Meditation Sessions, 7-8pm. More information HERE.
Six Meditations of the Lotus Family
Healing Meditations (also available on CD):
Wisdom Dew Beauty Yoga
Self-Healing of Various Illnesses
Foundations for Self-Realization Meditations (available on CD):
Treasure Vase Qi Dharmas
Calming & Relaxing Dharma
Prajna Akas'agarbha Moving Meditation
Advance Healing Meditation Practices (require an abhis'eka. )
Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Dharma Teaching
Hanmi Healing Techniques
More open meditation teachings are available in The Dharma Book: Heal Yourself & Others Through Meditation. 2009. A collection of some of the Hanmi Buddhist healing techniques are available in Thunderbolt Yoga Subduing Mara, 2009.
Please contact Vajrcharya Charlotte for more information at , or 651-278-0697.
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Note: The Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association and its representatives offer spiritual healing work as a part of its centuries-old religious mission of spiritual upliftment, world service and charitable activities. The spiritual healing work offered by the Upper Midwest Hanmi Buddhist Association is in no way intended to be a diagnosis, cure, healing, or treatment of any disease, condition or illness, in the medical sense of these terms. No part of our spiritual healing work is ever intended to be a substitute for professional medical treatment or advice. If you have a current medical condition, or even the possibility of a serious medical condition developing, you should seek the advice and care of a licensed physician or health care professional immediately. Any reference to "healing" in our programs refers exclusively to personal spiritual healing, which may or may not occur through your participation in our religious and spiritual activities. You are solely responsible for your own medical situation and care and for the health of your physical body.