Ratna Ling, the northern California retreat advancing Tibetan Buddhist teachings and meditations, presents a spiritual, harmonic collection of mantras for special occasions. These engaging, melodic performances of traditional chants are premier examples of how sound affects the mind, and invite individual listeners to join in promoting harmony between body and mind, with others, and throughout the cosmos. In keeping with the religious teachings, the selections are transformative, ranging from "The Seven Line Prayer" to "Taking Refuge", and "The Breakfast Prayer" to "The Dedication of Merit".
The word "mantra" refers to protection, transmission, and transformation of mind. Its enlightened energy is encoded in syllables and sound.The rhythms and dynamic of mantra’s sounds lead awareness past conceptual images and words, disengaging patterns that give samsara form. The sound of mantra evokes indestructible awareness, enabling mantras to become wish-fulfilling gems. Their far reaching power and application is available for any honorable purpose and pressing need. They will bring joy and well-being, while promoting harmony between humanity and the cosmos.