Video mantra chanting: Lama Tsongkhapa’s Migtsema wonderfully chanted by Yoko Dharma. Benefits: healing, compassion, metta, wisdom

The benefits of the powerful Migtsema prayer or mantra is well-documented by many great teachers of the Gelug lineage — including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.E. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Its beauty and simplicity and benefits are near-legendary. For busy people, Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice is particularly efficacious, as it combines three major practices in one meditation.

“After I pass away and my pure doctrine is absent,
You will appear as an ordinary being,
Performing the deeds of a Buddha
And establishing the Joyful Land, the great Protector,
In the Land of the Snows.”

-Buddha Shakyamuni in the Root Tantra of Manjushri

Of course this Great Protector in the Land of Snows was Lama Tsonkhapa. Virtually all Tibetan Gelugpa teachers teach this very powerful, yet accessible praise and mantra. The Migtsema does not require initiation or empowerment—although the guidance of a teacher and initiation are beneficial.

As the embodiment of three Buddhas — Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani — Lama Tongkhapa’s practice and mantra is particularly effective for Buddhist practitioners. Simply chanting the Migtsema, (chant along with the magnificent voice of Yoko Dharma in the video below!) can have many benefits, from healing, to increasing your love and compassion, to insights and wisdom.

New video and audio of Yoko Dharma chanting the Migtsema, Lama Tsongkhapa’s precious prayer mantra:


More about Lama Tsonkphapa’s wonderful practice>>



Freedom Reign recording sessions Yoko DharmaYoko Dharma’s brilliant vocalization of Refuge in “Migtsema mantra: Lama Tsongkhapa’s Praise”  is used with her kind permission. Information on Yoko Dharma (or to download the track) please visit here>> 


Chant along with Yoko Dharma!

The Migtsema praise or maintra of Lama Tsonkhapa is a renowned Buddhist practice that combines all three of:

  • Karuna and Metta: Lama Tsongkhapa embodies Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Compassion
  • Wisdom understanding Emptiness (Shunyata): Lama Tsonkhapa embodies Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom
  • Action and Practice (Power): Lama Tsongkhapa embodies Vajrapani, the Bodhisattva or Power

Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelug school, considered an Enlightened Being embodying the qualities of Chenrezig, Manjushri and Vajrapani.

Renowned for it’s near-miraculous healing and protective qualities, the Migtsema can be chanted by anyone, with or without empowerment or teachings.

Chanted in Tibetan (English translation below):

Buddha Weekly 1 Mig Mey Tzey Wey Ter Chen Chen Rey Zig Migtsema mantra Buddhism

You are Avalokitesvara, great treasure of unimaginable compassion,

Buddha Weekly 2 Dri Mey Gyen Pey Wang Po Jam Pel Yang Migtsema Lama Tsongkhapa mantra Buddhism

And Manjushri, master of stainless wisdom,

Buddha Weekly 3 Du Pung Ma Lu Jom Dzey Sang Way Daga Lama Tsongkhapa mantra Buddhism

And Vajrapani, Lord of the Secret and destroyer of hordes of maras without exception.

Buddha Weekly 4 Gang Chen key pey tsug gyen Tsong kha pa Migtsema mantra Buddhism

Tsong Khapa, crown jewel of the sages of the Land of Snows,

Buddha Weekly 5 Losang Drag pey Zhab la shol wa deb Migtsema mantra Lama Tsongkhapa Buddhism

Lozang Dragpa, I make requests at your lotus feet.



Freedom Reign recording sessions Yoko DharmaYoko Dharma’s brilliant vocalization of Refuge in “Migtsema mantra: Lama Tsongkhapa’s Praise”  is used with her kind permission. Information on Yoko Dharma (or to download the track) please visit here>> 


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Yoko Dharma

Author | Buddha Weekly

I sing to create awareness and positive global change. Invoking healing, peace and transformation through the power of music, my intention and my lyrics.
As I grow and cultivate these things in my own life, my motivation is to inspire others to do so as well. If we can realize the true wisdom and compassion that is deep within us and if we genuinely come from a place of caring and compassion when relating to other people, I believe we can truly change the whole world.

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