I came across Slavoj Žižek’s critique of Buddhism, which he delivered in a lecture at the University of Vermont some months ago and thought about writing a reply to it for some time. But I think now is the time actually to sit down and write it out. There is a nice blog posting on […]
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:
When I was staying at the Khadiravana Center someone I had known before came to visit the Center and talked with me for a while. He was a student of Buddhism and used to translate a number of Tibetan Buddhist books. He had an interesting question which he told me many monks and scholars could […]
Here is another beautiful rendition of Green Tara Mantra: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha.
I have just read a very good post on Buddhism and the need for taking care of our fellow human beings by a Thai author. He argues that ‘suffering’ or ‘duhkha’ is a fundamental conflict, such as one between our desire and the world — we suffer when the two do not connect; and he […]
It’s a pleasant, sunny, cool Wednesday morning. I decided to stay home today to finish up on backlogged tasks. I also found this very beautiful Green Tara Mantra set into captivating music, so I’d like to share this with everyone. May Tara be with you always.
It is quite well known that the Bodhisattva Tara has twenty-one emanations so that she could help sentient beings in every which way possible. The praise of Twenty-One Taras is one of the most widely chanted and universally loved by Tibetan Buddhists. The first video here presents translated texts of the Praise, accompanied by beautiful […]
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 […]
It’s a cool Saturday morning here in Nonthaburi where I live. I would like now to present a chant of the long mantra of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Here is the whole text of the chant in Sanskrit: Namo ratnatryaye namah aryajnana sagar vairocana vyuharajaya tathagatayah arhate samyaksambuddhayah; namah sarva tathagatebhyah arhatebhyah samyaksambuddhebhyah; namah […]
Those of you who attended the conference on “Embracing Society with Love and Compassion” last weekend and would like to watch the video about the trip to Tibet last July by Kris and others can watch it now online by going to Khun Hiab’s post here.