These chants in the Buddhist tradition are in a simple, meditative style intended for use in your own healing or spiritual practice. They are recorded with voice and harmonium accompaniment only. Explanations for each chant are below. Links to recordings (approximately 7 to 11 mins each) and more extensive information are provided. Free unlimited streaming.
Lyrics: Gate Gate Paragate Parasum Gate Bodhi Svaha
Meaning: This mantra is found at the end of the Heart Sutra. Most translations use the following meaning: “Oh, awakening that is gone, gone, gone to the furthest shore, gone completely to the furthest shore.” Read more and listen to Gate Gate Paragate.
Lyrics: Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum, Hrih
Meaning: The “Jewel in the Lotus” is one of the names of Avalokitesvara. The syllable “hrih” is his seed syllable, a mantric condensation of everything else expressed in the mantra. Read more and chant with Om Mani Padme Hum.
Lyrics: Goddess of Mercy, Let your healing flow; Goddess of Mercy, let your grace be known; Let your love be felt on earth;
Let your voice be heard
Meaning: Kuan Yin is the Buddhist goddess of mercy and compassion. She is the Buddhist Savioress, a bodhisattva who has taken a vow to save all beings from suffering. Read more and hear the Goddess of Mercy chant.
Lyrics: Om Vajra Lochana Lom Svaha
Meaning: Lochana is a female Buddha, the feminine counterpart of Akshobya, one of the five Dhyani or "self-born" Buddhas. She is associated with pure awareness. Read more and hear the Lochana Chant.
Lyrics: Om Padmadevi Puspadevi Pam Svaha
Meaning: This is a chant to Pandavarsini, the consort of Amitaba. Pandavarsini is the "white robed one" vested with purity. Learn more and hear the Padmadevi Chant.
Lyrics: Buddham saranam gacchami, Dhammam saranam gacchami, Sungham saranam gacchami
Meaning: “To the Buddha (teacher) for refuge I go, to the teachings for refuge I go, to the community for refuge I go.” Rhe Three Jewels (Triratna) is the unifying factor in the varying forms of Buddhism. Read more and hear the The Three Jewels.
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