Dharma and Disciples

    These are power syllables, words, or phrases that help focus, calm and protect the mind by maintaining a strong spiritual connection. Mantras are usually written, visualized and recited in Sanskrit and are employed when meditating, rotating a prayer wheel, and circumambulating a stupa. They are often counted on a mala (or rosary) during mental and verbal recitation.


om mani padme hum

Some common mantras include:

Mantra of All Buddhas:
om ah hum

Buddha's Mantra:
tayata om muni muni maha muniye soha

Avalokiteshvara's (Chenresig's) Mantra:
om mani padme hum

Perfection of Wisdom Mantra:
tayata gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi soha

Medicine Buddha's Mantra:
tayata om bhekandzyai bhekandzyai maha bhekandzyai bhekandzyai randza samungate soha

Green Tara's Mantra:
om tare tuttare ture soha

Padmasambhava's Mantra:
om ah hum vajra guru padma siddhi hum

Vajrasattva's Mantra:
om vajrasattva hum

Prostration Mantra:
om namo manjushriye namo sushriye namo uttama shriye soha

Most of the mantras here are presented in short form. There are longer versions.

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