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Featured Collection: Astrological Mantras

Astrological chants function like adaptogens: they both mitigate difficult configurations and accentuate positive ones. According to scholar Dr. David Frawley (author of Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound), Vedic astrology is the main Vedic science connected to Mantra Yoga. Astrological mantras improve karmic outcomes at all levels to heal the body and mind.

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Chant collections offer the opportunity to focus on a certain tradition or aspect of mantra yoga. These mantras are in a simple, meditative style for use in your own healing or spiritual practice. They are recorded with voice and harmonium accompaniment. 

Links to music in the Heart Chants collection below.

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Links to music in the Buddhist Chants collection below.

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Links to music in the Fire Chants collection below.

 
Heart Chants

These chants for supporting the heart 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. These chants and mantras support your heart on all levels: physical, spiritual and emotional. Explanations for each chant are below. Links to recordings (approximately 7 to 11 mins each) are provided. Free unlimited streaming. 

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Supreme Light Mantra (Paramjyoti Mantra)

 

Lyrics: Om Hrim Hamsah Sohum Svaha

 

Meaning: Om is the primal sound of all creation. The seed syllable “hrim” is a combination of “ha” for prana, space and light with “ra” for fire, light and dharma.... Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Lokah Samastah

 

Lyrics: Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu

 

Meaning: This well-known Sanskrit chant is often translated as , "May all beings be happy and free and may my life contribute to the happiness and freedom of all."  Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Mantra for the Heart (Hrim)

 

Lyrics: Om Hrim Namah; Om Hrim Namah; Hrim; Om Hrim Namah

 

Meaning: A mantra of fire honoring the energy of the heart. “Hrim” is associated with the sun and solar energy. “Namah” or “Namaha” means “I bow” or “I give honor.” “Hrim” purifies the physical heart, the emotional heart and the spiritual heart. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

Kyrie Eleison

 

Lyrics: Kyrie, Kyrie, Kyrie Eleison

 

Meaning: A chant of mercy beginning in pagan and Roman traditions, later adopted into Jewish rituals and brought into the Christian tradition in the 5th century. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

Chakra Chant: Heart (Seed Syllable YAM)

 

Lyrics: Yam

 

Meaning: The fourth chakra is the heart chakra or the Anahata chakra. In Sanskrit, Anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, unbeaten". At the same time, Anahata means "pure" or "clean". Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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.” Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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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. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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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. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

Fire Chants 

Fire chants emphasize the fire element, bringing transformation on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. These chants are in a simple, meditative style 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) are provided. Free unlimited streaming. 

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Durga's Protection Mantra

 

Lyrics: Om Hrim Krim Dum Durgayai Svaha

 

Meaning: This mantra focuses on the seed syllable “dum” and brings the protecting fire energy of Durga. This mantra helps to eliminate sorrow, obstacles and barriers. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Chant to the Sun

 

Lyrics: Om Bhaskaraya Vidmahe; Om Maha Tejaya Dimahe; Om Surya Namaha, Om Surya Om; Tanno Surya Prachodayat

 

Meaning: Surya, also known as Bhaskaraya, is the Hindu god of the Sun. Surya is often depicted surrounded by the physical sun, riding in a chariot pulled by seven horses. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Mantra for the Heart (Hrim)

 

Lyrics: Om Hrim Namah; Om Hrim Namah; Hrim; Om Hrim Namah

 

Meaning: A mantra of fire honoring the energy of the heart. “Hrim” is associated with the sun and solar energy. “Namah” or “Namaha” means “I bow” or “I give honor.” “Hrim” purifies the physical heart, the emotional heart and the spiritual heart. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Sacred Fire Chant

 

Lyrics: Sacred Fire burn through me, Sacred fire burn through me, Send your light through my soul, Sacred Fire burn through me

 

Meaning: The concept of sacred fire exists in nearly every spiritual tradition. Fire is a physical symbol of the removal of obstacles within and without, though used with caution! Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Durga's Primary Mantra

 

Lyrics: Om Dum Durgayai Namah, Om Dum Durgayai Namah

 

Meaning: Durga carries many physical symbols of her power: a spear, a mace, a bow, a sword, a discus, a lotus, and a rosary. She received many of these gifts from masculine deities who wished to empower her to deal with both larger and smaller crises in our personal worlds and the greater universe. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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Durga's Shield

 

Lyrics: Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Vicche

 

Meaning: 

The word “Chamundaye” is a reference to Durga and the slayer of Chamunda, an evil demon. “Viche” or “vicche”means a “shield” and indicates Durga’s role in protecting her own. Durga has the role of destruction for the sake of universal harmony. Hear this chant and other Chants & Songs.

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