Our trust is called Sangye-Menla and was named
by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley
Dorje. Sangye means Buddha, Men means medicine and La
is a form of respect. So, Sangye-Menla means Medicine Buddha in
English. He is also know as the ''Healing Buddha'' or ''Doctor
of the Body and Soul.'' He is blue in colour and holds a Medicine
Jar in one hand. By reciting his name, or the mantra above, one
can ward off disease and calamity, and bring about peace and joy
to the sick and suffering.
H.H. Karmapa decided to call the trust this name in the hope
that through its work the great aspiration of Sangye-Menla would
be translated into action.
Bekanze Maha Bekanze
Radza Samudgate Soha"
The mantra means:
I prostrate to you, King of lapis lazuli,
who has conquered the cycle of birth, aging, sickness and
who has gone to the state of the Buddha's, the supreme physician,
who is perfectly awakened, the enlightened One,
Medicine Buddha, King of all physicians.