The Buddhas of the Three Worlds are widely worshipped in Mahayana Buddhism. They serve as a constant reminder to practice goodness in body, speech, and mind; to cherish the present moment and everyone we meet; and to regard everything that happens in life as a blessing, bringing joy, peace and security. These three images, each seated in the lotus posture on a lotus throne, are based on the Buddhas of the Three Worlds in the Main Hall at Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan.
On the right is the Medicine Buddha (Bhaisajyaguru), who presides over the realm Lapis Lazuli Radiance, located in the east; he is making the wish-granting gesture with his left hand and holding an auspicious gem with his right hand. While still a bodhisattva, the Medicine Buddha made twelve vows in which he dedicated himself to delivering sentient beings from all forms of suffering, before attaining Buddhahood and entering his buddha realm. Thus the Medicine Buddha is widely worshipped as the bestowed of health and longevity.