Description and Benefits of Tibetan Mantras

The function of mantras is understood slightly differently by the several schools of Buddhism. Basically, many Tibetan mantras are written in Sanskrit, but Tibetan pronunciation is often a bit different. It is believed that mantras have different spiritual power. Each mantra has a different purpose and benefits, both internal and external. Our way of thinking strongly affect both ourselves and others, so each mantra is a different ‘instrument of thought’.

You might be familiar with mantras. But if not, this is an opportunity to grab this tool. If you have difficulties with the rhythm and pronunciation of these mantras, then find a guru or teacher. Alternatively, you can find help online and you can listen to mantras on YouTube as well. Happy chanting!

Simple Description of Benefits of Common Tibetan Mantras

Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig) Mantra

Tibetan version:

Om Mani Padme Hum

Sanskrit version:

Om Mani Peme Hung

Helps to cultivate compassion; helps relieve all living beings from sufferings and difficulties

Hrih (syllable can be added to the above mantra):

Amitabha Mantra

Om Amideva Hrih

Protects you from dangers and obstacles, and overcomes difficulties.

Shakyamuni Mantra

Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuniye Svaha

You give respect and acknowledgement to the Buddha and asking help in finding the inspiration to follow and attain full enlightenment. Helps to remove negativities, obstructions, and hindrances.

White Tara Mantra

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jnana Pustim Kuru Svaha

White Tara (Sitatara) is associated with long life. Her mantra is often chanted with a particular person in mind.

Green Tara Mantra

Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha

It is often used to overcome physical, mental or emotional blockages and also blockages in relationships. Creates happiness.

Medicine Buddha Mantra (short form)

Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Radza Samudgate Soha

Helps in healing, eliminate problems, unhappiness and suffering.

Manjushri Mantra

Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih

This mantra is believed to enhance wisdom and improve one’s skills in debating, memory, writing, and other literary abilities.

Vajrapani Mantra

Om Vajrapani Hum

Represents the energy of the enlightened mind, clears resistances to internal and external obstacles and creates protection.

Prajnaparamita mantra

(Shorter version of the Hridaya Sutra or Heart Sutra)

Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha

It contains knowledge from the sutras. Helps your wisdom grow to find your true nature.

Padmasambhava mantra

Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum

It is the essence of the principles of enlightened body, speech, and mind. Also the essence of all the Buddhas, gurus and protectors, etc. Equivalent of the blessing of all teachings.

Vajrasattva mantra – the short version of the 100 syllable mantra

Tibetan version:

Om Benza Satto Hung

Sanskrit version:

Om Vajrasattva Hum

It is a purification mantra. It will stop your negative karma to increase if you recite this every day.

Read more about mantras:
Mantras From The Western Perspective
How Mantras Work and Benefit Us?

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