Life of the Buddha

This video contains very beautiful and moving chant in Sinhala, the language of Sri Lanka. The video depicts the life story of the Buddha himself, from the time his mother conceived of him until his death. It’s a moving story and one never gets tired of listening or seeing it depicted again and again. Even if you don’t understand Sinhala, you can see and appreciate the Buddha’s life and how he continued to teach his students tirelessly until the end of his life.

Manjushri Song and Mantra

This video is posted by Pandara99, whom I must know because he or she is affiliated with the Thousand Stars Foundation. He (I think I know now who he is) has posted this beautiful video about the Bodhisattva Manjushri. In Tibetan his name is “Jampelyang.” The song contains his mantra “Om A Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhi”. Manjushri is the bodhisattva of wisdom and symbolizes the wisdom of enlightenment of all the Buddhas:

Medicine Buddha Mantra

I’ve found a very good website based in Thailand on aspects of Mahayana Buddhism. For those who do not understand Thai, you don’t need to. Just open the following link and listen to a very beautiful rendition of the Medicine Buddha Mantra, Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Raja Samudgate Soha. May the Medicine Buddha bless you with good health in both the body and the spirit.