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.]
The mantra is on screen, with meditative images of the Buddha, and is:
OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA
Happy Year of the Earth Dog 2018 from Buddha Weekly.
Lunar New Year, celebrated by billions — as Chinese New Year, Losar, and various other Lunar labels — is an important time, traditionally, to present offerings to the Buddhas and Enlightened beings. The merit generated by simple offerings and chanting mantras is “measureless.”
This is also the time to chant mantras or — if you do daily practice — to double up on your normal Buddhist practices. This year, Losar (and Chinese New Year!) falls on February 16, 2018, a Friday, and it’s the Year of the Male Earth Dog.
Do you have a different mantra you’d like to chant / visualize? All mantras are auspicious, especially in the first 10 days of the Lunar year. Here are some other videos with other mantras for chanting:
- Medicine Buddha healing mantra>>
- Green Tara mantra OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA>>
- Amitabha Buddha mantra>>
- Avalokiteshvara Chenrezig (Guanyin) mantra OM MANI PADME HUM>>
- Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels and the Four Immeasurables>>
- Lama Tsongkhapa mantra>>
- Heart Sutra mantra Om Gate Gate Paragate Para Samgate Bodhi Soha>>
To plan your practice in the new Lunar Year, please enjoy Buddha Weekly’s free high resolution 2018 Lunar Practice Calendar with original illustrations by Jampay Dorje:
About Yoko Dharma
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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.