Invoking Blessings of Medicine Buddhas

With so many of my friends and my wife suffering from illnesses or injuries, I think it is time for invoking blessings of Medicine Buddhas. The Medicine Buddha is the supreme light of Lapis lazuli. Yakushi (the Medicine Buddha) is the Bodhisattva doctor. He holds a medicine jar in his hand and is attended by […]

Gayatri Mantra

Swami Rama taught and now  Swami Veda Bharati teachs the Gaitri Mantra. The translation rendered by Swami Vivekananda on Wikipedia is, “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlightens our minds.” The basic meditation practices that I learned from Swami Vivekananda from the Chicago Vedanta Center, Swami […]

Chanting Om Namah Shivaya

The Chanting Om Namah Shivaya was one of the first chants I learned. It is a traditional yogic mantra. The translation is basically adoration or homage to lord Shiva, the destroyer god of Hinduism. I learned it from Swami Rama and Dr. Arya (Swami Veda Bharati) many years ago. Swami Rama also taught me a […]

Hare Krishna Like You Never Heard It Before

This rendition of the Maha Mantra by C. C. White is the best one I have ever heard. It Is Hare Krishna like you never heard it before! It is recorded in a reggae style that is very sweet. The words, in case you are one of the 1% of people who haven’t heard Swami Bhaktivedanta’s […]

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

When I had my Ayurveda consult with Dr. Sarita Shrestha, I was told to learn the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and chant it frequently. The sheet of paper that I got with it had the above graphic as well as the following text: The meaning of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra The Sanskrit word maha means ‘great’, mrityu means […]

Giving is the Best Communication

This video shows us how giving is the best communication. It is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi said, “Make me an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is discord, harmony; Where there is error, truth; Where there is doubt, […]

Pebble Meditation from Plum Village

This article contains a video of Pebble Meditation from Plum Village conducted by another monk, Thay Phap Luu. The video was produced by Peace Is The Way Films. If you ever listen to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teach the children how to do this, you may wonder what he is talking about. He calls […]

Natural Mantra Meditation

Natural mantra meditation creates clear states of mind by labeling our experience by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu. When we notice a pain in our body, the mantra becomes, “pain.” We feel angry with our boy friend or girl friend and the mantra we use is “anger.” We think about what we have to do when we get […]

The Jewel in the Lotus

The video below is an elegant way to practice “The Jewel In The Lotus.” It is a mantra of four syllables repeated over and over. You may have witnessed the Dalai Lama or some of his monk chanting this in other videos. The words of the mantra are “Om Mani Padme Hum.” Once you master […]

Nourish Your Mind Body and Spirit with This Guided Meditation

This video will help you you nourish your mind body and spirit with this guided meditation. It is forty-five minutes long and should be done lying down. The meditation is guided by Kalawna Biggs. The visualization help you to relax all systems of your body for deep healing. The guided meditation utilizes imagery and excellent […]