Chants for Awakening
The Bodhisattva Path to Liberation
led by Ian Boccio
Donations gratefully accepted.
Chants for Awakening is a community offering for anyone who is interested in consciousness expansion. This will be a weekly session chanting four specific mantras from the Buddha Dharma tradition that are designed to bypass karmic blocks by connecting to the energy vibrations of the higher consciousness that is an integral part of each one of us.
The session begins with invocations to set the sacred space, and a mantra to balance mind, speech and body.
The chants will begin by connecting to three of the most important Bodhisattva energies through their root mantras: Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī and Vajrapāṇi, who resonate with the vibrations of compassion, wisdom and power, respectively. These Bodhisattvas will act as our guides as we then do a chant, the Heart Sutra Mantra, to connect ourselves directly to infinite consciousness. Through the energy of these mantras, we will be projecting ourselves directly towards a samādhi experience, revealing the nature of the True Self, and gaining greater understanding of each of our personal dharmas, the true purpose of our life.
The sādhana will conclude with a silent meditation and closing prayers.
the Avalokiteśvara mantra (compassion):
oṁ maṇipadme hūṁ
the Māñjuśrī mantra (wisdom):
oṁ a ra pa ca na dhīḥ
the Vajrapāṇi mantra (power):
oṁ vajrapāṇi hūṁ
the Heart Sutra Mantra (infinite consciousness):
gate gate pāragate pārasaṁgate bodhi svāhā