Buddhist Chants

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. 

Gate Gate Paragate


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.

Om Mani Padme Hum


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.

Goddess of Mercy (Chant to Kuan Yin)


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.

Lochana 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

Padmadevi 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.

The Three Jewels


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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