Monday Mantra for November 27th: Dhanyavad As we return from Thanksgiving weekend, it is important to keep the spirit of gratitude alive in our minds and hearts. Acknowledging and expressing moments of gratitude helps us to cultivate a deep sense of appreciation, connection, and meaning in life. Dhanyavad is a Sanskrit word which translates to “gratitude”;[…]
Monday Mantra for November 13th: As a common closing mantra to Kundalini yoga sessions around the world, “Sat-Nam” is a Gurmukhi Sikh phrase which roughly translates to “Truth is my Name”: Sat: Truth Nam: Identity or Name While most mantras we are familiar in the West are written in Sanskrit, Sat-Nam is unique in that[…]
Monday Mantra for November 6, 2017: “Modeh Ani” In this week’s Mantra for the Moment we take a departure from Eastern spirituality and instead shift focus to Judaism, the oldest of the monotheistic Abrahamic religions. While mantra recitation is not an integral aspect of Judaism in the strictest sense of the word, many Jewish practitioners recite[…]
Monday Mantra for October 16, 2017: “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Namo: To worship or surrender to Bhagavate: God Vasudevaya: Another name for Krishna, a supreme Hindu God “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” has a rough translation of “I surrender to the Immortal Divine”, and this mantra serves as a[…]
Monday Mantra for October 23, 2017: “Om Shanti Shanti Shanti” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Shanti: Peace “Om Shanti Shanti Shanti” is an invocation of Peace in one’s life. Chant this mantra three times to embody peace in one’s mind, body, and soul.
Monday Mantra for October 16, 2017: “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Tare: To evoke the Divine essence of Tara Tuttare: Liberation from the eight fears* Ture: Liberation from the disease of suffering Soha: To “Hail!” to the Divine presence of Tara within oneself Known as the[…]
Monday Mantra for October 9, 2017: “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” Translation: Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe Ami: Infinite, limitless light Dewa: Illuminated Deity of Buddha nature Hrih: With self-respect and dignity Also known as the Amitabha Mantra, “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” is recited to the Buddhist Diety Amitabha, who embodies pure discernment[…]
Monday Mantra for October 2, 2017: “Om Vajrapani Hum” Vajrapani is an enlightened Buddhist deity, or Bodhisattva, who embodies the infinite energy of the liberated mind. Through recitation of the mantra “Om Vajrapani Hum”, one can learn to access the boundless and fiery energy which Vajrapani emits. Along with Manjushri (embodiment of Wisdom),[…]