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Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall (Pu Ai Community Service Centre)


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Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall, Penang (25 January, 2013)



The Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall (GPS: 5.40454, 100.33286) is a five-storey community hall being built by the Persatuan Kebajikan Pu Ai Komuniti (Pu Ai Community Service Centre). It is located at Lintang Macallum Satu off Macallum Street Ghaut, Penang.

The Medicine Buddha, also called the buddha of healing and medicine, is the Bhaisajyaguru in Mahayana Buddhism. The Medicine Buddha is known in Chinese as 藥師佛 while in Sanskrit, it is भैषज्यगुरु. The image is usually depicted in a seated posture.

The Medicine Buddha features prominently in Chinese and Japanese Buddhism. In Chinese Buddhism, he is one of a trinity of Buddhas, along with Sakyamuni (which is known also as Gautama Buddha) and Amitabha, the celestial buddha of Mahayana Buddhism. In Japanese he is known as Yakushi (薬師), and is featured in many of the older temples of Kyoto and Nara.

Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall, Penang (25 January, 2013)


Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall under construction (19 January 2011)

Visiting the Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall

The Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall is located at Lintang Macallum 1. From the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, turn in to Macallum Street Ghaut, then continue to the second intersection on your right to enter Lintang Macallum Satu.

If you depend on public transport, Rapid Penang Bus 303 passes the nearest bus stop along Lintang Macallum 1, a short distance away.

The Medicine Buddha Shrine Hall is on the map of Macallum Street Ghaut Neighbourhood

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