The Science of Mantras: Mantras Work With or Without Faith; Research Supports the Effectiveness of Sanskrit Mantra for Healing — and Even Environmental Transformation

By Josephine Nolan / February 19, 2019 / 13 Comments

“At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, made up of wave forms and resonances, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything in the universe.” — George Leonard, Silent Pulse [13] Mantra is thought of as a beneficial meditative…

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The Power of Mantras: Healing, Setting the Mind Free, Protecting the Mind, and Remaining Mindful of Dharma Throughout the Day

By Lee Kane / December 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

“Chanting mantras works directly on all types of karma … we can heal various physical, emotional and spiritual conditions” Thomas Ashely-Farrand

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Cognitive Research: Om Ah Ra Pa Cha Na Dhi, Manjushri’s Arapachana mantra, proven to “enhance cognitive functions to a significant degree” versus non-spiritual “tongue twisters”

By Dr. Deepika Chamoli Shahi, PhD / December 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

This research has proven that the orange Manjushree mantra is able to enhance various cognitive functions like concrete performance task, originality in creativity and perceptual reasoning to a much greater extent than the non-spiritual tongue twister.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other teachers recommend Kṣitigarbha mantra and practice for times of disaster, especially hurricane and earthquake, because of the great Bodhisattva’s vow

By Josephine Nolan / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

In times of great danger, many Mahayana Buddhists call out to Tara for rescue, or Avalokiteshvara for compassion — but in times of impending great natural disasters, such as hurricane, typhoon, tornado, earthquake, Buddhists inevitably Kṣitigarbha (or Jizo as he is widely known in Japan and even China). During these times — and during peaceful…

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Empowering mantras to shift your mindset and improve your life: taking meditation to the next level — with chanted video mantras

By Trevor McDonald | Guest Contributor / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you’re looking to take your meditation practice to the next level, mantras can definitely help. But don’t get the wrong idea. This isn’t about speaking. It’s not even so much about what you say, although it helps if you feel a spiritual connection with your mantra.     What is a mantra? Mantras are…

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Scientific Buddhist — 5 “Emptiness” meditation how-tos for achieving Theta brainwaves, for health and cognition benefits: mindfulness, repetition, sound, visualization, mantra

By Lee Kane / September 17, 2018 / 1 Comment

Theta brainwaves in meditation have significant health and cognitive benefits — according to numerous studies. Theta is associated with “ideas without censorship” or “ideation” mind mode [2]. It is also one of the secrets to a healthy mind and body. Despite the science, Theta is notoriously difficult to achieve. According to one study it occurs…

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Video Medicine Buddha Retreat, part 1: open self-healing weekend with visualization, mantras and teachings with H.E. Zasep Rinpoche

By Lee Kane / September 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Part 1 of a series featuring a full Medicine Buddha weekend retreat, suitable for anyone who wishes to meditate on healing. Medicine Buddha practices are universally popular and very effective for self-healing. Millions of Buddhists around the world rely on Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru practices to support their healing journeys. Medicine Buddha is one of the…

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No time for daily Buddhist practice? Chant a mantra; a complete meditation and practice in a few precious syllables: protection for the mind — all of Dharma in one mantra.

By Lee Kane / June 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are times when daily life conspires to push aside our good intentions to meditate, or to make offerings to the Three Jewels, or — for some of us — fulfil our daily commitment to practice sadhana. Concerned that I wasn’t fulfilling my practice commitment, I once asked H.E. Zasep Rinpoche what do do at…

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Youthful Manjushri: the beginning and flowering of wisdom; the gentle friend who cuts through ignorance with his flaming sword; Arapachana, the great essence mantra

By Lee Kane / June 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Of all the Buddhist meditational deities — and, of all the Bodhisattvas we meet in the sutras — the overwhelming feeling with Manjushri is “gentle wisdom” and “gentle friend.” We feel warm, comforted, and supported in the youthful arms of Manjushri. More importantly, we receive the gentle wisdom we need to progress on the path.…

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White Tara long life practice video with guided visualization from H.E. Zasep Rinpoche, with mantra and beautiful Tara visualizations

By Lee Kane / March 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is it possible to achieve longevity? And what about karma? H.E. Zasep Rinpoche answers these questions and gives a short video teaching on White Tara, known and loved for her long-life activities and healing energy. Rinpoche teaches the benefits, then — in great detail — how to visualize White Tara and the healing and protective…

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Shakyamuni Mantra video — chant these Holy sounds to bring in a prosperous lunar new year. Happy Year of the Earth Dog!

By Lee Kane / February 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bring the sacred and blessed sounds of Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra into the Lunar New Year 2018, Year of the Earth Dog. Enjoy or chant along with this Holy mantra, sung here by the amazing Yoko Dharma. [Bio below.]   For a full feature on Losar 2018, Year of the Earth Dog, please see>>   The…

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Twelve syllables of Medicine Buddha’s name represent his twelve great vows: Bhaisajya-guru-vidurya-prabha-raja — recite his Holy name as a mantra

By George Jones / January 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

By George Jones Bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rāja This is His full name in Sanskrit, the language of the sutras. Medicine Buddha, before He attained to Highest Enlightenment, made twelve vows for the benefit of all sentient beings. These twelve vows are connected to the twelve syllables of His Full name: Bhai “The first great vow: ‘I vow that…

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