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Treasures of Bardo Thodol – The Book of Liberation Through Understanding the Between — incorrectly translated Tibetan Book of the Dead

The peaceful deities of the Bardo Thodrol Book of LIberation Through Understanding the Between.
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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? Let's...
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9 Benefits of Buddhist Mantras: A Complete Buddhist Practice for Busy Lives, the Power of Intention, Accumulation, Sound and Dharma

Why are Mantras important in Mahayana and Vajrayana practice, especially in modern, busy times? What are the nine benefits of mantra as taught by Buddha and lineage teachers? How do mantras actually work? What is transmission from Sutra or lineage? Why and how do we accumulate mantras in our lifetime? We answer...
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Practicing Mantras: Healing, Setting the Mind Free, Protecting the Mind, and Remaining Mindful of Dharma Throughout the Day

In some Buddhist cultures, children learn to chant mantras before they learn more common speech. Mantra, sacred sounds, are often considered protective and healing, or even life-changing. They are commonly used by Buddhists and Hindus, and — arguably — other religions who make use of "chanting." It seems almost silly to accept the...
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Sutras: Seven Benefits of Reading Sutra Daily; and 10 Ways to Learn More and “Deep Dive” into Buddhist Sutras

Over 2,500 years ago, Siddhartha Gautama had a series of profound realizations that led him to become the Buddha, the Awakened One. In order to share his insights and knowledge with others, he began teaching and giving lectures, which were eventually compiled into texts called Sutras or Sutta (in Pali). Today, Sutras...
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Video: Amitabha Dharani 1 Hour for peace joy and removal of obstacles; beautiful Sanksrit Chanting

The benefits of reciting the Amitabha Dharani, according to Sutra, are included in the full name of this mantra -- "Dhāraṇī for pulling out the fundamental cause of karmic obstacles and obtaining rebirth in the Pure Lands" (Chinese: 拔一切業障根本得生淨土陀羅尼). It is also known as Pure Land Rebirth Dhāraṇī (Chinese: 往生淨土神咒; Wang Sheng...
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Benefits according to Sutra are included in the full name of this mantra -- "Dhāraṇī for pulling out the fundamental cause of karmic obstacles and obtaining rebirth in the Pure Lands" (Chinese: 拔一切業障根本得生淨土陀羅尼). It is also known as Pure Land Rebirth Dhāraṇī (Chinese: 往生淨土神咒; Wang Sheng Jing Tu Shen Zhou), or Rebirth...
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Members Ad-Free Video: Vajra Guru Mantra: “Infinite Powers and Benefits” – one full hour of beautiful Sanskrit chanting

Guru Rinpoche taught that the Vajra Mantra was the essence of ALL mantras, all Buddha Families, all siddhis, and was the perfect concise practice for busy people in degenerate times. In his words, he answered the great Dakini Lady Tsogyal: “O, Lady of Faith, what you say is absolutely true. In such...
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Video: Vajra Guru Mantra, Essence of All Mantras “Infinite Powers and Benefits” – one full hour of beautiful Sanskrit chanting

Guru Rinpoche taught that the Vajra Mantra was the essence of ALL mantras, all Buddha Families, all siddhis, and was the perfect concise practice for busy people in degenerate times. In his words, he answered the great Dakini Lady Tsogyal: “O, Lady of Faith, what you say is absolutely true. In such...
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Supporting Members Ad-Free Video: Medicine Buddha’s Healing Mantra continuous for a serene hour for healing and mediation in Sanskrit

Another in our series of one hour uninterrupted meditation mantra videos: One full hour of Medicine Buddha's sacred healing mantra. Medicine  Buddha's healing mantra, especially chanted in Sanskrit, is one of the  most effective healing mantras in Buddhist practices. It's source is  Mahayana Sutra. By tradition, Sutra transmitted mantras are the most...
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“Infinite Powers and Benefits” of the Vajra Guru Mantra: A Buddhist Practitioner’s Insight into the Teachings of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

From the Texts to the Heart: Understanding Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava's Teachings Guru Rinpoche's life-message is the essence of Vajrayana Buddhist philosophy and methodology, preserved through the centuries in texts and terma, biographies, lineage teachings, and oral transmissions that continue to illuminate the lives of millions across the globe. To appreciate the depth...
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Video: Bodhidharma Great One-Shoed Sage of Chan Zen: Four Epic Events and Four Teachings of “Few Words”

Aside from Gautama Buddha himself, no one rose to the level of epic, towering fame and Buddhist history greater than the one-shoed sage of Shaolin fame, Bodhidharma. Like Buddha, his life is both historical and legendary. Like Buddha, he was a prince who renounced the worldly.Bodhidharma not only brought Chan Buddhism to...
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Aside from Gautama Buddha himself, no one rose to the level of epic, towering fame and Buddhist history greater than the one-shoed sage of Shaolin fame, Bodhidharma. Like Buddha, his life is both historical and legendary. Like Buddha, he was a prince who renounced the worldly.Bodhidharma not only brought Chan Buddhism to...
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Tara, Mother of all Buddhas

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Loving face of the Mother of All Buddhas Green Tara. Detail from art by Ben Christian.
Karma Mother

How does Tara Help?

Tara, like any Mother, is ready to jump to our aid, even in mundane areas of life. She is the “practical Buddha” — the “Karma Mother” — the Buddha most active in our lives. Her Sanskrit name translates as “a star by which to navigate” — and like a star, she is always with us whenever we look for her.

Tara 6 Tara Victorious Over Three Worlds Trailokya Vijaya Tara.
Tara on YouTube

21 Taras Mantra Video Playlist

An entire playlist of every one of the mantras for the 21 Taras. Don't miss the amazing Tara mantra chanting of Yoko Dharma for the each Tara of the 21 Taras according to Surya Gupta lineage. One video with many repetitions and visualized images for each Tara. The final video is the English-translated 21 Praises to Tara sung in English.

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