Lee Kane

Lee Kane is the editor of Buddha Weekly, since 2007. His main focuses as a writer are mindfulness techniques, meditation, Dharma and Sutra commentaries, Buddhist practices, international perspectives and traditions, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen. He also covers various events.
Lee also contributes as a writer to various other online magazines and blogs.

Five Buddhas, 5 Wisdoms, 5 Mantras: Their Practices, Symbols, Seed Syllables, and Visualizations

Who are the five Great Conquering Buddhas and what are their five Wisdoms? Why are they so important in daily Mahayana Buddhist practice? How are they different from Shakyamuni Buddha, who was born into our world? In this ...

Supporting Members Video: Five Buddhas, 5 Wisdoms, 5 Mantras: Their Practices, Symbols, Seed Syllables, and Visualizations

Who are the five Great Conquering Buddhas and what are their five Wisdoms? Why are they so important in daily Mahayana Buddhist practice? How are they different from Shakyamuni Buddha, who was born into our world?   https://vimeo.com/937950698?share=copy ...

April 22 is Earth Day, which makes it Tara’s day: nourishing, caring, mother-earth hands of Tara of the Khadira Fragrant Forest

April 22 is Global Earth Day: HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM @BuddhaWeekly.  We can take inspiration from Green Tara's example to be more mindful of our planet and all its creatures every day of the year. We can use ...

Tsa Lung Trul Khor, Yantra Yoga and Qigong — supercharging Buddhist meditation (8 videos)

Tsa Lung Trul Khor demonstration by Akarpa Rinpoche.   Tsa Lung Trul Khor is an ancient practice with a 4,000-year lineage that works with the “breath” and the energetic subtle body. With similar benefits to health as Chi ...

9 Ways Buddha Taught Us to Transform Anger with Three Sutras — Ending Negativity and Suffering:

An angry man insults the Buddha. The Buddha's reaction was "non reaction." Why do we meditate on impermanence? Why does Buddha speak so often in Sutras, on the "poison" of anger? Why do we see so many "angry" ...

Vasudhara Dharani Sutra in English and Tibetan with the Dharani in Sanskrit and Tibetan.

Vasudhara in her most popular form in Tibet, with Two arms, Golden Yellow holding a sheef of corn. She is an aspect of Tara, called Yellow Tara (11th Tara in the Nyingma 21 Taras Lineage), and she is ...

Who are the Five Great Wisdom Buddhas and Why Are They So Important? How to Visualize and Practice the Five Dhyani Buddhas

Five Dhyani Buddhas. Who are the five Great Conquering Buddhas and what are their five Wisdoms? Why are they so important in daily Mahayana Buddhist practice? How are they different from Shakyamuni Buddha, who was born into our ...

This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda: Book Excerpt

Bhikkuni Dhammananda An Excerpt from This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda  by Cindy Rasicot I am not exactly sure when it happened, but it was most likely the summer of 2016 – a very hot day at ...
Video: Ksitigarbha Earth Treasury Bodhisattva mantra chanted in Sanskrit for 1 hour.

Video: Mantra: Helps Overcome Dangers, Disasters, Brings Prosperity: Ksitigarbha Earth Treasury 地藏

  TURN ON CC captions to chant along with mantra for best experience. "Ksitigarbha Practice... his practice will ensure the universe will remain stable, riches will increase, you will gain whatever you wish for, and all glorious qualities will ...
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Video: 11th Tara Yellow Vasudhara Mantra 108 Times: Tara Who Enriches and Brings Prosperity

Thumbnail for Mantra Video 11th Yellow Tara Vasudhara. Video below. The Famous Prosperity Mantra of the Yellow Tara Vasudhara, the 11th Tara of 21 Taras in Lord Atisha's lineage, is a precious practice that alleviates poverty, brings prosperity ...
Video: Ksitigarbha Earth Treasury Bodhisattva mantra chanted in Sanskrit for 1 hour.

Supporting Members Video: Mantra: Helps Overcome Dangers, Disasters, Brings Prosperity: Ksitigarbha Earth Treasury Bodhisattva 地藏

"Ksitigarbha Practice... his practice will ensure the universe will remain stable, riches will increase, you will gain whatever you wish for, and all glorious qualities will expand enormously.” — Kṣhitigarbha and Ten Wheels Sūtra Khenpo Sodargye explains: "In terms of ...

Why is “Most loved” Kṣitigarbha (Jizo) “Essence of Earth” Bodhisattva revered and beloved in Mahayana Buddhism as the “closest” of all the Enlightened Ones

Ksitigarbha, who vowed to save all sentient beings is famous for protection against evil and even rescues sentient beings from the hell realms.   Of all of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas — and among all the Buddhas — ...

Tara, the Saviour, and Vajrayogini the Sarvabuddhadakini: how are they different, and how are they the one? The importance of Female Buddhas: Wisdom personified

Vajrayogini and Green Tara can be thought of as two aspects of the Wisdom Female Buddha. Vajrayogini “is the original and prototypical female Buddha of the Tantric pantheon… compassionate, all-knowing, and supremely blissful… Vajrayogini reigns supreme as the ...
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Supporting Members Video: 11th Tara Yellow Vasudhara Mantra 108 Times: Tara Who Enriches and Brings Prosperity

The Famous Prosperity Mantra of the Yellow Tara Vasudhara, the 11th Tara of 21 Taras in Lord Atisha's lineage, is a precious practice that alleviates poverty, brings prosperity and auspiciousness. The Mantra is: om tare tuttare ture vasudharini ...

21 Mother Taras — the unlimited forms of compassionate activity with mantras and visualizations

21 Taras according to the Nyingma Terma tradition, courtesy (and with permission) of VajrayanaPrint on Etsy. This is a rare horizontal format of the 21 Taras. Why are there so many forms of Tara? Why is the glorious ...

Seeing Maitreya Buddha: Asanga’s Story, Maitreya Practice and His Sutra Dharani

Why is Maitreya Bodhisattva the face of love? Why is Maitreya called the Future Buddha? Why does his name translate as loving friend? Maitreya's name gets to the heart of his practice right away. His name, Maitreya, literally ...

The Karma of Intention: Buddhist Guide to Holy Objects: Etiquette, Placement and Other “Rules”

Shrines and altars can be anywhere even in caves, if they are treated properly.Here is a temple in a cave in Dambulla Sri Lanka. Notice the statues are all as high as possible, even in the low cave. ...

Maximize Merits in Buddhism: Solar and Lunar Eclipses Practices, a Comprehensive Guide to Practice

  Although we practice Dharma every day, there are certain days on which this practice yields additional karmic merit -- or its opposite. Traditionally, these are Buddha anniversary days, and the solar and lunar eclipses. It's not about ...
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Mantra Video: Mantra Protects All 8 Dangers: White Tara (Tara 9) Who Protects from All Fears 108 Times Sanskrit

9th White Tara Thumbnail for video mantra of the 9th of 21 Taras Atisha lineage In Lord Atisha's 21 Taras transmission, direct from Mother Tara Herself, the 9th Tara of the 21 is White Tara pacifies all eight ...

Many paths, one destination: How to choose the Buddhist path that supports you; Why choose one tradition of Buddhism over another?

There are many traditions and schools in Buddhism, but each path ultimately leads to the same destination. Only the methods vary, based on the individual preferences and capabilities of students. How important is choosing a tradition in Buddhism? ...
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Supporting Members Video: Mantra Protects All 8 Dangers: 9th White Tara Who Protects from All Fears 108 Times Sanskrit

In Lord Atisha's 21 Taras transmission, direct from Mother Tara Herself, the 9th Tara of the 21 is White Tara pacifies all eight dangers and fears. Her mantra is: om tare tuttare ture mama upakrama raksha raksha svaha ...

Alternatives to “Seated” Meditation: Dance, Stand, Drum, Chant, and Move Your Way to Active Enlightenment — Taking a Stand: Activity Yogas

Fortunately, Buddha spent much of his time walking from teaching to teaching -- not always seated in meditation. Here, a would-be killer tries to attack him on the road. No matter how fast the killer runs, Buddha's walking ...

Maitreya Bodhisattva, the Future Buddha — the face of Love; the loving friend of all sentient beings

Maitreya Bodhisattva, the Future Buddha — the face of Love; the loving friend of all sentient beings Why is Maitreya Bodhisattva, the Future Buddha, the face of love? Why does his name translate as "friend" — and more ...

Offerings “obtained righteously, and offered “with a pleasant mind” — Dakkhinaavibhangasuttam Sutta of Offerings

Anathapindika bows before the Buddha. He is famous as the benefactor who donated the Jetavana retreat park to the Buddha and his followers. This valuable offering has great value and merit if it was attained through righteous "right ...

What Is Walking Meditation? For Active Bodies and Minds, Walking Meditation May be the Change of Pace You Need to Progress

A Theravadan monk crossing a suspension bridge in mae Hong Son. Walking meditation is part of daily practice in Buddhism.   When meditating, sitting in silence may not feel like the right fit for you. Meditation involves much ...

Video Mantra: Mantra: 2nd White Tara of 21 Tara of Supreme Peace Sarasvati in Sanskrit 108 times

White Taras are all pacifying Taras. We visualize white light emanating from Tara as we chant the mantra, and entering our heart and going out to all beings in Samsara, healing them, pacifying their anger, poisons and diseases ...

Avalokiteshvara Guanyin Pusa Universal Gate Sutra 妙法蓮華經觀世音菩薩普門品 Recited for Benefit of all Beings

On Special days, such as Guanyin Pusa Avalokiteshvara's birthday (Marchw 29, 2024, 19th of 2nd lunar month), merit from recitation of Guanshiyin's sutra, Universal Gate Sutra is multiplied millions of times, extinguishing negative karma. This beautiful recitation is ...

Supporting Member Video: Mantra: 2nd White Tara of 21 Tara of Supreme Peace Sarasvati in Sanskrit 108 times

White Taras are all pacifying Taras. We visualize white light emanating from Tara as we chant the mantra, and entering our heart and going out to all beings in Samsara, healing them, pacifying their anger, poisons and diseases ...

Avalokiteshvara’s 108 main forms: one for each mala bead and one for each poison — the many faces of compassion

Some of the many faces of compassion. From top left to right then bottom left to right: Hayagriva Vajrayogini (Vajra Varahi); 4-armed Chenrezig; Guanyin; Red Chenrezig Yabyum; White Mahakala; Black Mahakala; 1000-armed Chenrezig.   Why does the compassionate ...

Video: Mantra: 21st Tara Who Completely Perfects All Enlightened Activities: Marici Tara

The Twenty-First Tara of the twenty-one Taras, known as Tara Who Completely Perfects All Enlightened Activities is none other than Marici (pronounced Marichi). She perfects all pacifying activities and completes all siddhis, common and supreme, including various magical ...

Guan Shi Yin Avalokiteshvara’s Sacred Days Celebrating Birthday, Renunciation and Enlightenment: “Most Widely Beloved Buddhist Divinity”

Guanyin is often referred to as the "most widely beloved Buddhist Divinity." Why? Because Her love is unconditional, all-embracing — with all 1000 arms! — and She will never cease her merciful activity until all beings are rescued ...
Buddha Weekly presents Mantra video: White Tara Who Alleviates All Suffering, 19th of 21 Taras.

Video: Pacifying Mantra of White Tara Who Alleviates Suffering 108 Times, Sitatapatra, 19th Tara

The powerful pacifying mantra transmitted by Tara Herself to Lord Atisha as the 19th of the 21 Taras, White Tara Who Alleviates Suffering who is Sitatapatra: om tare tuttare ture mocana svaha      (pronounced mochana with a ...

Supporting Member Video: Mantra: 21st Tara Who Completely Perfects All Enlightened Activities: Marici Tara

The Twenty-First Tara of the twenty-one Taras, known as Tara Who Completely Perfects All Enlightened Activities is none other than Marici (pronounced Marichi). She perfects all pacifying activities and completes all siddhis, common and supreme, including various magical ...

Supporting Members Video: Avalokiteshvara Guanyin Pusa Universal Gate Sutra 妙法蓮華經觀世音菩薩普門品 Recited for Benefit of all Beings

On Special days, such as Guanyin Pusa Avalokiteshvara's birthday (19th of 2nd lunar month), merit from recitation of Guanshiyin's sutra, Universal Gate Sutra is multiplied millions of times, extinguishing negative karma. This beautiful recitation is less than 12 ...

Guru Rinpoche answers Lady Tsogyal: Should we practice one or many yidams? Is the master or the Yidam more important? Why is it important to practice the yidam deity?

Guru Rinpoche's teachings to the Lady Tsogyal are as clear and wonderful today as they were centuries ago. Reading the recorded words of the Lotus Born Padmasambhava is almost like sitting at the feet of the great Guru ...

The Watchers of the World: the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism, Their Mantras and Practice

Four Heavenly Kings photo at Beihai Park Beijing China.   When you visit a Mahayana Buddhist Temple, the looming and magnificent presence of the "Watchers of the World" or "Guardians of the World" -- a translation of Locapala ...
Buddha Weekly presents Mantra video: White Tara Who Alleviates All Suffering, 19th of 21 Taras.

Supporting Member Video: Pacifying Mantra of White Tara Who Alleviates Suffering 108 Times, Sitatapatra, 19th Tara

The powerful pacifying mantra transmitted by Tara Herself to Lord Atisha as the 19th of the 21 Taras, White Tara Who Alleviates Suffering who is Sitatapatra: om tare tuttare ture mocana svaha      (pronounced mochana with a ...
Sukhavati the Western Pureland of Amitabha Buddha.

A Travel Guide to Various Buddhas’ Purelands and Finding the Right One for You

Sukhavati the Western Pureland of Amitabha Buddha. In what way are the Buddhist Purelands real and accessible? How can we visit them? Which one should we aspire to based on our own situations and karmas? How can an ...
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Buddhist Mala: Guru Rinpoche’s Complete Guide, “Mala should follow you like a shadow”

In this in-depth feature, we answer these questions about Malas, and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoKm5c3a10k CONTENTS of VIDEO: 00:00-01:50 Introducing Malas and the questions we ask 01:50-04:41 "Mala should follow you like your shadow" 04:41-05:26 Guru Rinpoche’s Instructions 05:26-06:45 How ...

Six White Tara Mantras for Pacifying: Chant along with Buddha Weekly’s new White Tara Collection Album!

White Tara Mantra Collection from Buddha Weekly album cover. Mother Tara, as the Enlightened Activity of all the Buddhas, manifests in countless forms. The best known of these are the 21 Taras, celebrated in a Dharani Sanskrit Praise ...

8 Great Sons of Buddha: the 8 Bodhisattvas Represent the 8 Great Qualities of Buddha; Their Mantras and Why We Need These Qualities

The 8 Great Bodhisattvas — also known as the Eight Great Sons — represent the eight great ideals of the Mahayana Path. They are integral to the Great Vehicle Path of Buddhism, that embraces compassion and wisdom for ...

Lotus Sutra Chapter 4: Parable of the “Lost Vagabond Son” — second of seven parables: full English translation

The parable of the vagabond son and the affluent father who never gives up on him. "Buddhahood is our inheritance, and the only thing preventing us from claiming that inheritance is ourselves, our own limited view of our ...

Mother Chundi Dharani Mantra Sutra Benefits and Full Recitation: Mother of 7 Million Buddhas

The Sūtra of the Great Cundi Dharaṇi, the Heart of the Mother of Seven Million Buddhas, is a teaching from Shakyamuni Buddha. What is her Sutra and her mantra? What are the miraculous benefits of her practice and ...

Supporting Members: Mother Chundi Dharani Mantra Sutra Benefits and Full Recitation

Why is Cundi Bodhisattva called the Mother of Seven Million Buddhas? What is her Sutra and her mantra? What are the benefits of her practice and Dharani? In this presentation, we'll answer these questions, then recite the abbreviated ...
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Supporting Member Video: Buddhist Mala Guru Rinpoche’s Complete Guide: “Mala should follow you like a shadow”

Why did the great Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava teach that your mala "should accompany you like your shadow." What else did Guru Rinpoche teach regarding Malas. What is a mala in Buddhism? Why is a mala special? What difference ...

Guru Rinpoche Taught “Mala Should Accompany You Like Your Shadow”– A Complete Buddhist Guide to Practicing with a Mala

The sacred mala is more than just a counting tool and is considered a sacred Dharma object in the same way as a Sutra, since it represents Dharma Speech, the speech of the Buddhas.  Why did the great ...

Tara’s splendid Turquoise Pure Land Yurlod Kurpa, cooling rays of pure vision in the soothing shelter of the blooming lotus of faith

Composite feature image from Buddha Weekly illustrated Tara's green hands cradling the Earth. For Tara's Buddhist devotees, we may aspire to go to Her Turquoise Pureland Yurlod Kurpa after our passing. Most Mahayana Buddhists think of Amitabha's splendid ...

Supporting Members Video: All 21 Tara Mantras, powerful Surya Gupta Lineage, sung by the Amazing Yoko Dharma

Mother Tara, like our own mothers, doesn’t judge us. And, like our mothers, she can wear many faces (sometimes the stern disciplinarian, other times, the embracing mother, even a great warrior!). In this way the 21 Taras visualization, ...

Bardo Thodol Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Wisdom That Liberates from Enlightened Mind of Guru Rinpoche

The peaceful deities of the Bardo Thodrol Book of LIberation Through Understanding the Between. Why is the Bardo Thodol considered a spiritual treasure from the Enlightened Mind of the Second Buddha Padmasambhava? Why is a Book of the ...

Supporting Member Video: Bardo Thodol Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Wisdom That Liberates from Guru Rinpoche

Why is the Bardo Thodol considered a spiritual treasure from the Enlightened Mind of the Second Buddha Padmasambhava? Why is a Book of the Dead considered nothing less than a profoundly liberating teaching? Why do teachers explain that ...
Lama Acharya Dr. Shannon Young

Female Enlightened Manifestations and Female Teachers and Lamas — Wisdom in Action; Reader Poll and Interview with Lama Shannon Young

“If being a woman is an inspiration, use it. If it is an obstacle, try not to be bothered by it.” — Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. Lama Acharya Dr. Shannon Young. "I feel that there could always be more ...

The Great Cundī Dhāraṇī Sūtra and the Great Mother Cunda: Benefits, Commentary, and Complete Verses

Cundi (Cunda) Mother of Seven Million Buddhas, in her 18 armed form is moon white. Image from VajrayanaPrint.  The Heart of the Mother of Seven Koṭi Buddhas The Sūtra of the Great Cundī Dhāraṇī, the Heart of the ...

Avalokiteshvara Universal Gate Sutra Recitation (Full Sutra): Saves from every danger; Many forms of Compassion

Avalokiteshvara Universal Gate Lotus Sutra Recitation: Skies of Merit & Fearlessness   Glorious Avalokiteshvara is immediately synonymous with the word Bodhisattva, the quintessential superhero savior. In Chapter twenty-five of the wondrous Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha makes it clear ...

Supporting Member Video: Avalokiteshvara Universal Gate Sutra Recitation: Saves from every danger; Many forms of Compassion

Glorious Avalokiteshvara Guanyin Chenrezig Kannon is immediately synonymous with the word Bodhisattva, the quintessential superhero savior. In Chapter twenty-five of the wondrous Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha makes it clear that Avalokiteshvara rescues all beings who call the name ...

Great Compassionate Heart Dharani of Avalokiteśvara: 3 Hours for health, blessings, protection: Video

According to Sutra, chanting this great Heart Dharani of Avalokiteśvara ekadaśamukha,1000-armed, 11-faced Chenrezig Guanyin brings benefits of health, blessings, wealth, no fear, compassion, protection and boundless love. The Benefits of the Dharani in Avalokiteshvara's words from Sutra: "Bhagavan, ...

Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha’s Renunciation Day (March 17) and His Journey to Spiritual Awakening

Gautama "cuts his hair" as a sign of renunciation. In the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, the most important days for celebrating the glorious Awakened Buddha Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha, are his Birthday, Renunciation Day, Paranirvana Day. His Renunciation Day, which ...
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The Six White Taras: Pacifying Activity of All the Buddhas with Video

Six White Taras mantras video thumbnail   Why are there so many White Taras? Why are there six well-known White Taras in the 21 Taras -- in addition to Principle White Tara? What are the activities and mantras ...
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Supporting Member Video: Six White Taras Pacifying Mantras and Introduction: Chanted Beautifully in Sanskrit

Why are there so many White Taras? Why are there six well-known White Taras in the 21 Taras? What are the activities and mantras of each of them, and how can I bring their energies into my life? ...
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Video: Manjushri Wisdom Mantra 1 Hour: Enhances Cognition and Memory Chanted Beautifully in Sanskrit

Manjushri (Sanskrit: मञ्जुश्री, romanized: Mañjuśrī) is the Buddha of wisdom and Lord of Speech, and has long been associated with memory, speech and wisdom. The Fifth Dalai Lama recommended the practice, and His Holiness wrote the practice sadhana ...
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Supporting Members: Manjushri Wisdom Mantra 1 Hour: Enhances Cognition and Memory Chanted Beautifully in Sanskrit

Manjushri (Manjusri) is the Buddha of wisdom and Lord of Speech, and has long been associated with memory, speech and wisdom. The Fifth Dalai Lama recommended the practice, and His Holiness wrote the practice sadhana “Practice to Receive ...
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Video: Achala Fudu Myoo Sanskrit Mantra 1 Hour; Compassionate Help from the Wrathful Destroyer of Evil

Fudo Myoo Achala’s is exactly the type of Dharma Warrior we need in times of world strife, war, disease, and turmoil. His mantra, famously called the Mantra of Compassionate Help in the Vairochana Sutra, is renowned for stopping ...
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Supporting Members Video: Patrons Video: Parnashavari Tara Mantra 1 Hour Sanskrit: Eliminates Disease, Epidemics and Obstacles

Healing Parnashavari is Tara's Healing emanation, also lovingly known as Tara Dressed in Leaves. Her mantra is renowned through the centuries, for healing and especially for effectiveness against epidemics. Sing-along MANTRA (Sanskrit): Om Pishachi Parnashavari Sarvajora Prashamanayeh Svaha ...
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Supporting Members Video: Achala Fudu Myoo Sanskrit Mantra 1 Hour; Compassionate Help from the Wrathful Destroyer of Evil

Fudo Myoo Achala’s is exactly the type of Dharma Warrior we need in times of world strife, war, disease, and turmoil. His mantra, famously called the Mantra of Compassionate Help in the Vairochana Sutra, is renowned for stopping ...

Video: Marici Tara Mantra for Protection, Success and Prosperity Om Marici Mam Svaha

Marici (Marichi) is called the Great Enemy of Demons or Maras. She is the Enlightened Goddess of the Dawn. Her Golden Rays of Light Destroy any evil, curses, malignancy, evil intentions or curses. Her warm light is also ...

Historical Gautama Shakyamuni Buddha life; what do archaeologists, scholars and scientists agree are the validated, authentic events?

There can be no question that Buddha was a living, historical person, born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now Nepal — whose profound teachings influenced the thinking of philosophers for the last 2600 years. Buddha's ...

Supporting Members Video: Marici Tara Mantra for Protection, Success and Prosperity Om Marici Mam Svaha

Marici (Marichi) is called the Great Enemy of Demons or Maras. She is the Enlightened Goddess of the Dawn. Her Golden Rays of Light Destroy any evil, curses, malignancy, evil intentions or curses. Her warm light is also ...

Guru Rinpoche’s advice for visualizing the deity: a how-to from Padmasambhava with advice from today’s teachers (with video how-to)

Guru Rinpoche, the second Buddha.   For many Vajrayana Buddhists, nothing is more difficult than generating (creating) a detailed, stable and complete visualization. Yet, at the same time, it is vital, as explained by Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima: This ...

Video: Ekajati Blue Tara Mantra 1 Hour Supremely Powerful Protection and Wish-Granting

Ekajati is one of Mother Tara's most supremely wrathful forms. She is famous for her fierce protection from dangers, obstacles, and demons, her wish-granting powers, and her role as a Wisdom Mother. She is also, in her Blue ...

“What Bodhisattvas Do” 37 Practices of All Bodhisattvas: the Total Path, a Daily Recitation, a Perfect Buddhist Practice and Lifestyle

  What are The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas and why are they so revered in Mahayana? "One of the most famous native Tibetan texts on mind training, this classic by Tokme Zangpo summarises the teachings of ...

Remembering Acchariya Abbhuta Sutta: “Wonderful And Marvelous” Qualities of the Buddha on Buddha’s Day of Miracles

Buddha's wonderful birth.    Saturday February 24, 2024 we celebrate Buddha's Day of Miracles. Although it celebrates the 15 Days of Miracles Buddha performed on one occassion, his entire life was a marvelous spectrum of miracles. One early ...

Supporting Members Video: Ekajati Blue Tara Mantra 1 Hour Supremely Powerful Protection and Wish-Granting

Ekajati is one of Mother Tara's most supremely wrathful forms. She is famous for her fierce protection from dangers, obstacles, and demons, her wish-granting powers, and her role as a Wisdom Mother.  She is also, in her Blue ...

Supporting Member Video: Wrathful Black Tara Mantra 1 Hour: Destroyer of Enemies, Evil and Curses Vadi Pramardani Tara

Wrathful Black Tara Mantra 1 Hour Destroys Enemies, Evil and Curses (Surya Gupta lineage) Black Tara Who Destroys Enemies, Adversaries, Evil, Curses is the 7th Tara in all lineages of 21 Taras. She emanates in wrathful form to ...

Video: Lama Tsongkhapa Migtsema Mantra Praise: Compassion, Wisdom, Power

Lama Tsongkhapa’s Migtsema wonderfully chanted for one full hour by the amazing Yoko Dharma. Benefits: “unconditional love and compassion” — which is the meaning of Migtsema, as well as healing, compassion, metta, wisdom, power. Lama Tsongkhapa is considered ...

Supporting Member Video: Lama Tsongkhapa Migtsema Mantra Praise: Compassion, Wisdom, Power

Lama Tsongkhapa’s Migtsema wonderfully chanted for one full hour by the amazing Yoko Dharma. Benefits: “unconditional love and compassion” — which is the meaning of Migtsema, as well as healing, compassion, metta, wisdom, power. Lama Tsongkhapa is considered ...

Video: Recite with us the full Sutra of Tara Who Protects from the Eight Fears with her Great Dharani

The Sutra of Tara Who Protects from the Eight Fears is important as a Sutra — Tara’s own beautiful, hopeful, evocative and powerful words. Reciting the short Sutra, especially on the two Tara days each month -- the ...

Supporting Member Video: 21 Taras Dharani in English 1 Hour; a Complete Healing, Prosperity, Protection, Growth

A full hour of the beautiful and powerful 21 Taras Dharani empowers you with the Healing and Pacifying energy of several White Taras, the Enriching and Prosperity energy of several yellow Taras (including Vasudhara), the Magnetizing or Growing ...

VIDEO: HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! TASHI DELEK LOSAR! 龍年快樂 – May All Beings be Happy

From your Dharma friends at Buddha Weekly, wishing you a most auspicious, wonderful, and happy NEW YEAR of the DRAGON! February 10, 2024 is Lunar New Year -- with celebrations lasting usually two weeks!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjPE-q71kV4   HAPPY ...

Video: Reciting the Heart Sutra for Wisdom, Compassion, Purification; with Om Gate Gate Paragate Mantra

Daily recitation of the Heart Sutra is encouraged by most Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachers. It is a remedy for suffering, and for the accumulation of merit; wisdom; compassion; and success in Dharma practice. PLEASE TURN ON CC ...

Tara’s Great Dharani and the Sutra of Tara Who Protects from the Eight Fears: in Tara’s Own Words

Tara's vast popularity in Mahayana Buddhism — as both Bodhisattva and Buddha — is easy to understand. Not only is she a "Mother" — a mother deity and the "Mother of All Buddhas" — but she also protects ...

Celebrating Loving Kindness on Maitreya Day: Significance and Traditional Practices to Start the Lunar New Year Celebrating the Buddha-to-Come

From "ringing the bell 108 times" as a ceremony, to great festivals of light and offerings, Lunar New Year marks the special day for the "Buddha to Come" Maitreya. On this day, we celebrate with loving-kindness and generosity ...

Tashi Delek! Happy LOSAR Tibetan Lunar New Year Year of the Dragon; how to prepare, how to celebrate to bring auspicious blessings

TASHI DELEK, HAPPY LOSAR — YEAR OF THE WOOD DRAGON. Let the dragon chase away 2023 blues!  In this feature we highlight ways to bring in the most auspicious dragon year possible.   On the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, ...

Supporting Member Video: Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels – Meritorious Recitation for Buddha Days and to Purify Karma

One of the treasured merit-accumulating practices in Mahayana Buddhism  is the recitation of the glorious Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels. In  Sanskrit this is Ārya-ratnatraya-anusmṛti-sūtra. According to the teachings, reciting this Sutra only one time, purifies  negative karma, ...

The “Four Rs” of the Lunar Year End in Buddhism: Vital Vajrasattva Practice and Pre-Losar Traditions Explained

Sweeping away the obstacles, bad karma, bad luck and negativities of the old year, going into a new year with a purified "clean slate", is an important lunar New Year practice in Buddhism. (This Year Losar falls on ...
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Supporting Member Ad-Free Video: Ushnisha Vijaya Namgyelma Mantra 1 hour Vitality Mantra for Long Life; Heals and Removes Suffering

Ushnisha Vijaya or Namgyema's mantra is a treasure in Buddhism. It's uplifting, life-affirming mantra transforms the person who hears it. It is so joyful and uplifting, just hearing it is already a healing practice. Chanting the mantra is ...

Video: Protection from Every Danger: Green Tara Mantra 2 hours Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha is the ultimate activity mantra of the Activity of all the Buddhas. It is a powerful supplication to save us from the 8 fears and dangers to Mother Tara, who is the swift ...
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Reciting the Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels on Buddha Days: Purifying Karma, Removing Obstacles, “Skies of Merit”

Buddha teaching disciples (relief).   One of the treasured merit-accumulating practices in Mahayana Buddhism is the recitation of the glorious Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels. In Sanskrit this is Ārya-ratnatraya-anusmṛti-sūtra. According to the teachings, reciting this Sutra only ...
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Supporting Member Video: Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra 1 Hour in Sanskrit: Blessings and Vast Merit Accumulation & Auspiciousness

The Sacred Sanskrit Syllables of Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha's mantra bring "skies of merit" to any who chant them according to several teaching lineages. LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE taught, based on the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, that ...
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Video: Vajrasattva 100 Syllable Sanskrit Mantra: 2 Hours of Purification; Removes Bad Luck and Obstacles

Sweeping away the obstacles, bad karma, bad luck and negativities of the old year, going into a new year with a purified "clean slate", is an important lunar New Year practice in Buddhism. It's also an important practice ...
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Supporting Members Ad-Free Video: Vajrasattva 100 Syllable Sanskrit Mantra: 2 Hours of Purification; Removes Bad Luck and Obstacles

Sweeping away the obstacles, bad karma, bad luck and negativities of the old year, going into a new year with a purified "clean slate", is an important lunar New Year practice in Buddhism. It's also an important practice ...
Ushnisha Vijaya Namgyelma Long Life Mantra video Thumbnail.

Video: Ushnisha Vijaya Namgyelma Mantra 1 hour Vitality Mantra for Long Life; Heals and Removes Suffering

Ushnisha Vijaya or Namgyema's mantra is a treasure in Buddhism. It's uplifting, life-affirming mantra transforms the person who hears it. It is so joyful and uplifting, just hearing it is already a healing practice. Chanting the mantra is ...
Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra 1 Hour Sanskrit Blessings and Vast Accumulation of Merit Thumbnail for video.

Video: Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra 1 Hour in Sanskrit: Blessings and Vast Merit Accumulation & Auspiciousness

The Sacred Sanskrit Syllables of Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha's mantra bring "skies of merit" to any who chant them according to several teaching lineages. LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE taught, based on the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, that ...

Supporting Members Video: Protection from Every Danger: Green Tara Mantra 2 hours Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha is the ultimate activity mantra of the Activity of all the Buddhas. It is a powerful supplication to save us from the 8 fears and dangers to Mother Tara, who is the swift ...

Supporting Members Ad-Free Video: Tara’s 4 Activities Sanskrit Dharani 2 Full Hours of: Peace, Magnetizing, Enriching, Wrath

Lord Atisha transmitted teachings he received directly from Tara. The short Dharani, otherwise called the "mantra praise" invokes the White pacifying, Red enchanting, Yellow enriching and Black wrathful activities of the 21 Taras. Here, in this video, we ...
Chitachakra Wish-Granting White Tara with a rainbow aura of colors representing the five activities and protective tents.

Chintachakra White Wish-Granting Wheel Tara: The All-in-One Mother of Buddhas in Vajrayana Buddhism – Her Significance, Mantra and Why Her Practice is Essential

Chitachakra Wish-Granting White Tara with a rainbow aura of colors representing the five activities and protective tents. Frequently referred to as Chintachakra White Wish-Granting Wheel Tara or simply White Tara, this embodiment of sublime enlightenment beautifully encapsulates all ...

Intention and Supplication Mantras in Buddhism: Why are Activity Mantras different from Praise Mantras, Citing Longchenpa and Lord Atisha

Why are supplication mantras, such as the activity mantras of the 21 Taras more effective for problems than general praise mantras? How do we actually make a specific supplication to a Buddha or our Yidam or Guru? In ...

Video: White Tara Mantra 2 Hour in Sanskrit: Healing, Long Life, Blessing, Auspiciousness

"White Arya Tara, from among the 21 Taras, frees practitioners from untimely death. It is truly possible to extend the span of one’s life by practicing White Tara and this will be very beneficial for one’s Dharma practice." ...

Video: 21 Taras Five Activities Dharani Praise in Sanskrit 1 Hour: Pacifying, Enriching, Magnetizing, Wrath

Tara emanates in 21, 108 and 1008 Forms -- suited to each individual's needs, obstacles, problems and dangers. Even within the 21 Taras, there are four big systems of Taras, of which Surya Gupta is the most exotic ...

Video: Supplicating Activity Mantras and 21 Taras Mantras: as Taught by Longchenpa and Padmasambhava

Why are supplication mantras, such as the activity mantras of the 21 Taras more effective for problems than general praise mantras? How do we actually make a specific supplication to a Buddha or our Yidam or Guru? We’ll ...

Supporting Members Ad-Free Video: White Tara Mantra 2 Hour in Sanskrit: Healing, Long Life, Blessing, Auspiciousness

According to Venerable Lama Phuntsock:"White Arya Tara, from among the 21 Taras, frees practitioners from untimely death. It is truly possible to extend the span of one’s life by practicing White Tara and this will be very beneficial ...
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