Om Mani Peme Hum

Here is the full length rendition of the Mantra of Compassion – Om Mani Peme Hum. The literal version is “Om Mani Padme Hum” but it is usually chanted the other way. The energy of the mantra will be channeled to you, linking you up directly with Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, directly:

 

Chant of 21 Taras

This video is a chant praising the twenty-one Taras by Her Eminence Jamyang Sakya. She is the wife of His Holiness Dagchen Rinpoche, one of the leaders of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Tara comes to us in 21 forms, each of whom is dedicated to help eliminate the suffering of all beings.

 

Mantra of Buddha Shakyamuni

We are still on the topic of Buddha Shakyamuni. He is the historical Buddha, meaning that he lived among us in flesh and blood, setting the Wheel of Dharma going for us in our days and age. He was the founder of Buddhism and was the first teacher of the unbroken lineage of monks that come down to us today. His mantra is at once a homage to him as well as an expression of the supreme quality of Enlightenment that the Buddha embodies. This supreme quality is not limited to Buddha Shakyamuni himself; on the contrary anybody can have this quality, can become one with this quality, if they follow the Buddha’s teachings wholeheartedly. So when you recite this mantra, you reflect on the quality of the Buddha and express this quality out loud by yourself. So it is a very, very powerful mantra. It says “Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamunaye Soha.”  The chant is sung by Ani Choying Drolma:

 

Heart Sutra

Here is a beautiful rendition of the Prajñaparamitahrdaya Sutra in Sanskrit. This Sutra captures the essence of Buddhist teaching in only a few sentences. These few sentences, however, can give rise to huge volumes of literature and commentaries. In essence, the Sutra says that everything is empty of their inherent character.

Vajrapani Mantra

Vajrapani is the Bodhisattva of power and energy of enlightenment. He is usually depicted in a wrathful emanation, complete with a ring of fire to signify the power of “breaking through,” i.e., destroying the wall of ignorance that has enveloped us and kept us from being free. His basic mantra is “Om Vajrapani Hum.”