Words of Wisdom

Buddha imparted that the Buddha is the doctor, the Dharma is the medicine, and the Sangha is the nurse. Mantras are Dharma, medicine. Similar to love, the benefits of chanting mantras are endless

The heart of mantra chanting is the respectful intention to commune with the Divine (deities), in order to manifest prayers and express gratitude. It is also an appeal for protection from the deities. 

Words have power, and the sounds we invoke from vibration are capable of healing our bodies and realizing our objectives.  They are even life-changing. Words combined with a methodical chant have the potency to turn our negative feelings and energy into positive movement, and energy.

The positive effects of mantras can only be understood by those who open their hearts to the mantra — chanting with love and devotion — and who believe in the deities they are connecting with through the chanting. This not only benefits you but has the power to benefit all of creation.

It is important to note that chanting without the appropriate intent of heart and mind can render the offering to be less fruitful and significant.

Benefits of Chanting Mantras in Buddhist Meditation

Also used as a method of meditation, a mantra is effectively a sound symbol of a specific divinity, such as a Buddha or Bodhisattva.

Commonly used by Buddhists and Hindus, mantras used in Tibetan Buddhist chanting are in Sanskrit, to preserve the original mantras from the ancient Hindu Vedas. These chants have been around for 10,000 years, and their power is sacred and eternal.

Chanting is not only about spirituality or religion, rather it’s an unfolding of sound, breath, and rhythm that supports one in concentrating their energy. The mantras make both mental and physical impressions on one’s body.

Chanting the sacred sound of mantra transports us from our addiction and insistent repetition of gazing outwards at the fleeting and bounded senses for happiness. Chanting is actually a gratification that transcends the senses and carries us past the confines of time and space. It unifies our finite nature with the infinite, dissolving us. It ejects us from the stimulus of the material world– where the reverberation is simply Divinity.

Enlightenment and Compassion

The chanting of Tibetan Buddhist mantras are considered to evoke enlightenment and are a great support to the seeker of Truth. Hence, the benefits of chanting mantras include the power to elevate your vibrational energy frequency to higher levels of power – raising your level of consciousness exponentially. These mantras center largely on compassion, which Tibetan Buddhists believe is one of the most influential forces in existence. They believe compassion for oneself and others is one of the highest offerings you can give to the world.

19 benefits of chanting mantra:

  1. Increases immunity
  2. Calms the mind
  3. Improves concentration and learning
  4. It helps to keep the heart well
  5. Assists in releasing stress and reducing anxiety
  6. Diminishes depression
  7. Improves sleep
  8. It causes the left and right hemispheres of the brain to harmonize
  9. It helps to oxygenate the brain
  10. Eases blood pressure
  11. Supports in synchronizing the chakras
  12. Encourages the “relaxation” response
  13. Elevates radiance
  14. Releases neuroses
  15. Unlocks intuition
  16. It’s soothing for the body and soul
  17. It’s simple: can be done solo, in a group, and/or as a powerful kirtan
  18. It’s free: all you have to do is show up!
  19. It is empowering