Mantras

1. The mantra of Padmasambhava

(the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time)

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM

(Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung)

(Recite this mantra with faith and devotion, let it purify your inner state, your subtle channels and energy flows; let it purify all the negative karmas you committed in the past through your mind, body, or speech.

It also purifies the environment you live in and all other beings around you.

Through reciting it, you receive the wisdom, compassion, and blessing of Padmasambhava and all the buddhas, and ultimately you are liberated from samsara.)

2. The mantra of Avalokiteshvara

(the Buddha of Compassion)

OM MANI PADME HUM

(Om Mani Peme Hung)

(Reciting this mantra purifies completely the six poisonous emotions – pride, jealousy, desire, ignorance, greed, and anger; meanwhile it perfects the six sublime qualities – generosity, harmony, endurance, enthusiasm, concentration, and insight; it also grants strong protection from all kinds of negativity and illness.)

Padmasambhava, the Precious Master

“Padmasambhava has the power to give his blessing instantly to whoever prays to him, and whatever we may pray for, he has the power to grant our wish immediately.

Fix this picture at your eye level and lightly set your attention on his face, especially on the gaze of his eyes. There is a deep stillness in the immediacy of this gaze, which almost bursts out of the photograph to carry you into a state of awareness without clinging, the state of meditation. Then leave your mind quietly, at peace, with Padmasambhava.”

~ from The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying (by Sogyal Rinpoche)