In 2010, Deva Premal, and the Gyuto Monks of Tibet, created a powerful, and extremely moving album, which offered eight Tibetan mantras chanted 108 times each.
These Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times have been intended to be used as a technology of spirit, allowing the energy of sound to charge intention into the world through the power of Word.
As Premal explains:
“As the word ‘mantra’ suggests, it becomes a technology, or tool, that holds the mind together. The power thus generated in this concentrated affirmation is believed to cut through the vision of impure self-perception, which is regarded as the root of all suffering.
When this is not recognized, as generally is the case, the stream of energy within our chakras becomes polluted and clogged up. This manifests in the symptoms of psychological and physical disorders.
The eight mantras offered here allow us to release all negative thoughts and address specific problems that habitually cloud our basic purity.”Deva Premal (SOURCE: Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times Sleeve)
During these times of turbulence, may these sacred vibrations offer healing, clarity, insight, and heart-centered awareness.
Below, we will explain what each mantra means, and offer a link to each track from this beautiful offering.
8 Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times
OM MANI PADME HUM
This mantra translates to, “Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus”, and is used with an intention of cultivating COMPASSION.
OM BENZA SATTO HUNG (short version)
OM BENZA SATVO SA MA YA MA NU PALA YA BHENZA SATTO TENO PA TISHTHA DRIDHO ME BHAWA SUTOKHAYO ME BHAWA SUPOKHAYO ME BHAWA ANURAKTO ME BHAWA SARVA SIDDHI ME PRAYACCHA SARVA KARMA SUTSA ME TSITTAM SHREYANG KURU HUNG HA HA HA HA HO BHAGWAN SARVA TATHAGATA BENZA MA ME MUCCHA BHENZE BHAWA MAHA SAMAYASATTVA AH HUNG PHET (long version)
This mantra translates to, “Buddha of Purification within me, embodying all the Buddhas, please protect my resolve to purify all my karmas and always bestow on me the ability to make my mind good, virtuous, auspicious and immeasurably loving with the indestructible strength of a diamond.” It is used for purification, and to transmute negative karma into positive, which helps us to remember that darkness is never permanent.
OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI SOHA
Translation: “To the teacher, teacher, the great teacher, I pay homage.” This mantra pays respect to the original Buddha and offers direction so we may find a good teacher, which will lead us to a clear mind, and the discovery of pure consciousness.
OM TARE TU TARE TURE MAMA AH YUH PUNE JANA PUTIM KURU SOHA
Translation: “The liberator of suffering shines light upon me to create an abundance of merit and wisdom for long life and happiness.” This mantra is used to call upon White Tara, as a reminder of compassion. It is also used as a tool to cultivate longevity and good health.
TEYATA GATE GATE PARAGATE PARA SAMGATE BODHI SOHA
Translation: “Gone, gone, gone far beyond to the awakened state.” This mantra is used to help us along our path to enlightenment, so that we may attain the six arts of perfection. It is designed to help us be patient, aware, diligent, focused, generous, and wise.
OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI DHI DHI
Translation: “Amidst the chaos, everything is pure by nature.” This mantra serves as a reminder that everyone has the ability to seek and cultivate wisdom, and claim their inherent Buddha Nature. By replacing ignorance with wisdom, the recognition of our potential is realized.
TEYATA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RADZA SAMUT GATE SOHA
Translation: “I invoke the healing Buddha inside me by going all the way to the supreme heights to remove the pain of illness and spiritual ignorance.” The recitation of this mantra is believed to contribute to healing on mental, emotional, and spiritual levels, while also adding to the effectiveness of medical treatment.
OM ZAMBALA ZA LEN DRAH YEH SOHA
Translation: “I pay homage to the god of fortune.” Zambala is the Buddhist deity of fortune, and by reciting this mantra, it is believed to help call in the energy of wealth. It can also assist in cultivating success in business endeavors, and work.