chanting with tashidawa…

OM ASATO MAA SADGAMAYA, TAMASO MAA JYOTIR GAMAYA, MRITYOR MAA AMRITAM GAMAYA, OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI

Lead me from illusion to truth, from negative experience to gratitude, from personal negligence to nourishment, peace (personal translation…)

Ravi Shankar version…

Deva Premal version…

origin: Brihadaranyaka Upanishads

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GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAM(MM) GATE BODHISWAHA

This mantra supports fearlessness, getting to the inevitable threshold of change with courage and hope… Literally ‘Gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond. Oh, what an awakening’ 

This version by the Dalai Lama…

origin: Heart Sutra of Buddha

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LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINU BHAVANTU 

may all beings be happy, may we all have the opportunity to experience softness and calm as a birthright and may that experience of softness be without end

This is a different version by Deva Premal…

Origin: phrase is from one of the Mangala Mantra often recited after a pooja or religious ceremony

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OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

This is a prayer to Green Tara which is used to liberate a person from discontent, so that they may see themselves honestly without the grip of things like jealousy, anger and other disturbances

the more traditional version…

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TAYATA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE RADZA SAMUDGATE SOHA

May the many beings who experience doubt, confusion or sickness be freed from these disturbances.

Traditional version here

Lovely version by Deva Premal here

Origin: Medicine Buddha Mantra

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OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA

A mantra to honour Krishna who teaches yoga as ‘skillfulness in action’, an ability to stay present and remain unaffected by the opinions of others. 

origin: A Hindu Mantra

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OM MANI PADME HUM

OM, is composed of three sounds – A, U, and M. These symbolise our potential to purify and nourish body, speech, and mind 

MANI, meaning jewel, symbolises the altruistic intention to live with compassion, generosity and love.

PADME, meaning lotus, symbolises wisdom. A lotus grows from the mud but does not grow dirty in the muddy surroundings. 

HUM, which indicates the connection between generosity and wisdom.

Watch the Dalai Lama explain the mantra beautifully…

Listen to him chant the mantra

Origin: Avalokitesvara Buddhist Mantra

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MANJUSHRI MANTRA

Manjushri is a Bodhisattva who represents wisdom, he is associated with ordinary intelligence and mental accuity as well as transcendent wisdom, and his mantra Om A Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhih is said to confer intelligence… or at least remind us that we are wise and whole.

(This version we are using Tibetan pronunciation, Tsa is Ca in sanskrit version)

Listen here for traditional version…

Origin: Manjushri