Medicine Buddha: Introduction, Teaching and Empowerment with Lama Karma Drodhul

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Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is happy to announce that Lama Karma Drodhul will lead us in a weekend teaching March 3rd-5th on the Medicine Buddha Sadhana. Lama Karma is known for his strong devotion to the Buddhadharma, the infinite joy that he has, and playful humor. This will be a special weekend that you don’t want to miss!

Done weekly at KTC Jacksonville,  Medicine Buddha is the practice of physical and spiritual healing which helps us accumulate the causes of healing. This Buddha of Healing has the power to see the true cause of any affliction whether spiritual, physical, or psychological and alleviate it.  During the weekend Medicine Buddha instruction, Lama Karma will give us the teaching as well as Refuge, Reading Transmission and Empowerment.


ABOUT LAMA KARMA: Lama Karma is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and past president of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery in Woodstock, NY. He also is the nephew of KTD’s first Abbot, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, and assisted Khenpo Rinpoche at KTD. As a youth, Lama Karma excelled in all aspects of dharma study at Thrangu Monastery and Thrangu Rinpoche sent him to the United States. to deepen his understanding of the dharma under the tutelage of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

In March 2004, Lama Karma completed his first, and in February 2008 his second, traditional three-year, three-month retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center. He has traveled to centers throughout North and South America to teach for the past 10 years. He was appointed as the president of KTD by H.H Karmapa in September of 2018 and completed his term in September 2021.


Friday, March 3rd 7 PM

“Introduction to Medicine Buddha”

$5 Suggested Donation for Public Talk


Saturday, March 4th

9:00-9:45- Interviews


10:00am-11:45am Teaching

12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch

(In Person Only) 3:00pm-5:00pm – Refuge followed by Medicine Buddha Empowerment, followed by reading Transmissions (Empowerments and Refuge can only be offered In Person)

5:00-5:45- Interviews

Sunday, March 5th


10:00am-11:45am – Teaching

12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch


2:00-4:00pm- Teaching (mudras, musical instruments), Sadhana Practice. Closing and final offerings.

Location: KTC JAX 4168 Herschel Street


$25 per session ($20 members) for single session or Empowerment

$100 non-members/$80 members for entire weekend (including Empowerment) In Person attendance Includes Medicine Buddha Sadhana text from the Center

PLEASE NOTE: KTC Jax brings authentic Buddhist teachers to the Jacksonville area year-round for programs and retreats. Suggested donations are requested to offset the costs associated with holding these special events. We always greatly appreciate your generosity but no one has ever been turned away because they couldn’t make a donation. We want as many people as possible to attend. Volunteer Scholarships are also available for those interested. Please let us know!

Participants can register in person at KTC Jacksonville or with the following links:

In Person

Zoom Only

If you have further questions please e-mail

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