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.

White Tara Mantra

Here is a beautiful rendition of the heart mantra of Bodhisattva White Tara. She specializes in healing the body and the mind and in lengthening one’s lifespan.

May White Tara protect you so that you are healthy and free from afflictions!

Her mantra is: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayu Punye Jana Putrim Kuru Soha

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.”

Medicine Buddha Mantra

Here is a video of the mantra of Medicine Buddha. He is the Buddha of all things related to illness, healing, doctors, drugs and medicine. You can receive the blessings of Medicine Buddha rather easily if you visualize his image and rays of blessings coming to you and recite the mantra, especially when you are taking meditation for your illness. But you can certainly do these all the time.

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

Green Tara

Here is a very beautiful and moving video on the Mantra of Bodhisattva Tara – “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha” (or “Soha” in Tibetan pronunciation). The basic color of Tara is green, as Green Tara is the original form of the Bodhisattva, who has a large number of emanations in different shapes, colors and forms to serve the needs of sentient beings in various ways, and the maker of the video aptly put green as the predominant theme color, as well as lush forests, which are the abode of Green Tara. And the music accompanying the Mantra is very, very beautiful, as if the composer is inspired by Tara herself! May all who watch this video be blessed and protected by Tara!