Thought this was his best in a long time. He read from the book, Medicine Buddha Teachings, which covered self-healing through visualization. The text he read was as follows:
You can visualize yourself as the Medicine Buddha, if you wish, but the main focus is to actually visualize a small form of the Medicine Buddha, no larger than four finger-widths in height, in the ac- tual part of your body that is afflicted. So if it is an illness or pain in the head, visualize a small Medicine Buddha in the head; if it is in the hand, visualize a small Medicine Buddha in the hand; if it is in the foot, then visualize a small Medicine Buddha in the foot. Visualize the Medicine Bud- dha in that place, and think that from this small but vivid form of the Medicine Buddha rays of light are emitted.
These rays of light are not simply light, which is dry, but liquid light having a quality of ambrosia. This luminous ambrosia or liquid light actually cleanses and removes the sick- ness and pain—whatever it is. You can do this not only for yourself, by visualizing the Medicine Buddha in the appropriate part of your own body, but you can do it for others as well by visualizing the Medicine Buddha in the appropriate part of their body or bodies. The radiation of rays of light of ambrosia and so on is the same.
This can be applied not only to physical sickness but to mental prob- lems as well. If you want to get rid of a particular type of anxiety or stress or depression or fear or any other kind of unpleasant mental experience, you can visualize the Medicine Buddha seated above the top of your head and think in the same way as before that luminous ambrosia or liquid light emerges from his body, filling your body and cleansing you of any prob- lem, whatever it is.
You might think that all of this sounds a bit childish, but in fact it actually works, and you will find that out if you try it.
Following the repetition of the mantra comes the conclusion of the practice.
I confess all wrongs and downfalls and dedicate all virtue to awakening.
May there be the auspiciousness of freedom from sickness, harmful spirits, and suffering.