On other news…
have been nominated at the independent music awards.
On behalf of Music Resource Group and the distinguished judging panelists, it is our pleasure to announce that Peter Haeder has been Nominated in the World Traditional Album Category for in The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards!”
Wow, didn’t expect that.
Two Silver Medals at the Global Music Awards for best ambient/spiritual composition and male vocalist.
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“Healing Vajra” is a collection of 10 most beneficial mantras for this age, rendered in authentic Gyuto Tantric voice by Peter Haeder, a Western Tantric practitioner renown for his mastery of Gyuto harmonic chant. All mantras in this collection are direct lineage transmissions and mainly solo voice recordings, with a few tracks multi-voice layered and lush synthesizer ambiances.
These are exquisite, high quality recordings, providing unsurpassed listening experience, especially on headphones.
Beautiful, life affirming music, relaxing and calming, a must hear for connoisseurs of Ambient Music.
Medicine Buddha Mantra
The Medicine Buddha Mantra is powerful Healing Energy. Please share with as many people as you can. This Mantra is beneficial for the sick, terminally ill and dying.
TAYATA OM BEKANDZE BEKANDZE MAHA BEKANDZE BEKANDZE RANDZE SAMUNGATE SOHA
White Dzambala Mantra
White Dzambhala is a wealth deity in Tibetan Buddhism.
White Dzambhala is known as an emanation of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion and thus is an embodiment of the perfect generosity of all Buddhas of the past, present and future.
This practice can create the causes and conditions which lead to the cessation of material suffering, the generation of wealth and prosperity, the relief of poverty and suffering (both on a psychological and material level), and the development of the compassionate mind to enlightenment.
White Dzambhala is seen as a great king, riding a turquoise dragon. In his left hand rests a mongoose that spits out precious jewels, a symbol of abundance.Chenrezig Mantra
There is limitless benefit to reciting this mantra.
By hearing or seeing this mantra once, 100, 000 eons of negative Karma and obscurations are purified – as is stated in the Sutra PAGPA CHULLUNG ROLPAY DO.
A few years ago, shortly before my master died, a befriended monk came back from India. He was a Vajra brother and had attended retreat with Lama Zopa. Lama always gives Dharma gifts, and my monk friend brought back to me beautifully printed cards with [of course!] highly beneficial mantras in gold on red. The one you hear here is the Ha Nup Ha mantra, a rare and special treat:
OM HA NUP HA SHA BHA RA YE SOHA
The Namgyalma Mantra
The Namgyalma mantra is extremely powerful and is the main mantra to purify and liberate beings from the lower realms, purify negative karma, and help those who are dying or have died, by chanting it in their ear or placing it on their body.
Thus, even just listening to it is extremely beneficial.
If you recite the Namgyalma mantra into the ear of an animal, you ensure that this is its last animal rebirth. Namgyalma is the deity who has long been associated with her connection to longevity and the process of spiritual purification. Namgyalma should be considered to be one of the female bodhisattva who is able to help put an end to misery and suffering.The Namgyalma mantra is said to have infinite benefits for those who recite it, which makes it an incredibly powerful mantra to repeat. Practicing the Namgyalma mantra is said to be responsible for helping to free yourself from diseases, illnesses and injuries that could be threatening your life, and also to help you to lengthen your life span. Another benefit of reciting the Namgyalma mantra is that it is said to increase your wisdom, purify your obscurations, eliminate your sins, and help to provide you with a shield against evil omens.
The Namgyalma mantra is thought to be so intensely powerful that if it is spoken around any person, they will benefit from never against needing to be born from the womb; which is one of the causes of suffering. This also means that if it is spoken to or around animals, that they will never again find that they are reborn in the lower realms.
The Namgyalma mantra is the primary mantra that is recited in order to help liberate sentient beings from the lower realms where suffering is tenfold. It is also the main mantra that is used in order to purify the beings and help by purify their negative karma. This very powerful mantra is often also whispered into the ear of those who are in the process of dying or are already dead, so that they can receive the benefit of purification.
While it can certainly be difficult to directly translate many of the mantras of Buddhism into English, the essential meaning of this mantra is to beseech upon Namgyalma to guide you toward the right pathway that will lead to your own enlightenment and happiness. Namgyalma is also asked to help with the elimination of illness and disease that are responsible for suffering, and also is asked to help with longevity that will help to ensure we are able to further our journey toward enlightenment.
In numerous sacred texts and illustrations, Namgyalma is depicted as being accompanied by the other two deities of longevity. Collectively, Namgyalma, the White Tara, and Amitayus are referred to as the Three Long-Life Deities of Tantric Buddhism.
Namgyalma is described with a body that is pure white in color, not unlike an autumn moon. She is said to have three faces. Her left face is blue in color. Her right face is yellow in color. Her central face is white in color. Each of her three faces has three eyes and a unique expression, with the blue face holding something of a wrathful expression. Despite this wrathful and pained expression, she is actually a peaceful soul who would mean no one any harm.
Namgyalma is described as having eight arms. Her first right hand holds a vajra at the level of her heart, which is representative of the indestructibility found in balance. The second right hand holds a lotus, on top of which sits Amitabha, who is said to be the Buddha of pure love; this is symbolic of Namgyalma reassuring those who follow her that at the time of their death, she will be there to guide them to the pure land of Buddha Amitabha. The third right hand holds in it an arrow, which is representative of her ability to guide her followers in the right direction towards enlightenment. The fourth right hand is in a gesture most often associated with being the gesture of granting generosity.
Her first left hand holds within it a noose. The second left hand clutches a bow. The third left hand is in a gesture that is associated as being the gesture of reassurance. Her last left hand is in the gesture of meditation.
On her lap she holds a vase that is filled with the nectar of longevity so that all sentient beings can reach the enlightenment that will free them from suffering. She is depicted most often sitting in the lotus position and wearing the crown that is representative of the five Buddha families.
In illustrations and statues she is often depicted with a pair of cymbals at her feet, with the auspicious mirror also lying at her feet.
The Namgyalma mantra is a very powerful mantra for purification of the body and of the soul. The Buddha Shakyamuni taught his followers of the many benefits that can come from reciting the Namgyalma mantra. It can increase your lifespan, help to free you from disease, purify your obscurations, and ultimately help you to achieve nirvana.
It is said that by reciting the Namgyalma mantra twenty one times, and then blowing upon mustard seeds, you will imbue the mustard seeds with the strength and wisdom of Namgyalma. These mustard seeds can then be thrown upon the bones of the most evil of beings and they will immediately be freed from the lower realms and be reborn into a higher realm so that they can once again continue on their journey to enlightenment. Throwing the blessed mustard seeds works to purify the being’s consciousness in order to help them continue with their journey.
It is also said that placing this mantra on a stone or a banner above the roof of your home, or inside of your home, will ensure anyone who is affected by even the shadow of that stone or banner will not experience rebirth in the lowest realms.
A powerful mantra, no matter how you recite it, the Namgyalma mantra is one that every Buddhist should be familiar with as they embark on their own journey to rid themselves of suffering, move towards enlightenment and the true attainment of happiness.
Short mantra: OM DHRUM SOHA / OM AMRITA AYUR DA DE SOHA
Vajrapani, to many newcomers to Buddhism, doesn’t look very Buddhist at all. He is a Bodhisattva who represents the energy of the enlightened mind, and his mantra also symbolizes that quality. Vajrapani is pictured dancing wildly within a halo of flames, which represent transformation.
He holds a vajra (thunderbolt) in his right hand, which emphasizes the power to cut through the darkness of delusion. Vajrapani looks wrathful, but as a representation of the enlightened mind, he’s completely free from hatred.
Vajrapani’s mantra is simply his name, which means “wielder of the thunderbolt”, framed between the mystical syllables Om and Hūm. This mantra helps us to gain access to the irrepressible energy that Vajrapani symbolizes. A familiarity with Vajrapani does, of course, help here, although the sound of the mantra is itself rather energetic.
OM VAJRAPANI HUM
Mantras of Maitreya Buddha
Mantra of Maitreya Buddha’s promise:
NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA / NAMO BHAGAVATE
SHAKYAMUNIYE / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM
BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM AJITE AJITE APARAJITE /
AJITAÑCHAYA HA RA HA RA MAITRI AVALOKITE KARA KARA
MAHA SAMAYA SIDDHI BHARA BHARA MAHA BODHI MANDA
BIJA SMARA SMARA AHSMA KAM SAMAYA BODHI BODHI
MAHA BODHI SVAHA
OM MOHI MOHI MAHA MOHI SVAHA
Near heart mantra:
OM MUNI MUNI SMARA SVAHA
Buddha Amithaba Mantra
Amitabha symbolizes mercy and wisdom. He is associated with the third of the skandhas [functions that constitute sentient being] – that of perception. Tantric meditation on Amitabha is an antidote to desire.
Devotion to Amitabha is at the center of Pure Land Buddhism, one of the largest schools of Mahayana Buddhism in Asia.
Amitabha was a king who renounced his kingdom to become a monk who practiced diligently for five eons and realized enlightenment and became a buddha.
Amitabha Buddha reigns over Sukhavati, the western paradise, also called the Pure Land. Those reborn in the Pure Land experience the joy of hearing Amitabha teach the Dharma until they are ready to enter Nirvana.
OM AWIDEWA HRI
The Manjushri mantra is the mantra for the bodhisattva Manjushri, who representS wisdom. Illustrations and statues of Manjushri depict him clutching a flaming sword in his right hand, held above his head; this is symbolic of his ability to use wisdom in order to cut through any types of delusion and suffering that sentient beings might be struggling with. In his left hand, held at the height of his heart, he is holding the stem of the lotus. The lotus contains a book called the Perfection of Wisdom.
He is shown to be a young prince, perhaps no more than sixteen years of age. It is thought that the freshness of his youth, and his true beauty are representative of the way in which an awakened mind is able to view the world. The unenlightened mind is typically only able to see an ordinary life, which those who are awakened can see it as being full of magic and extraordinary potential.
Manjushri means “Gently VoiceD One.” This is often considered to be representative of the idea that true wisdom does not need to shout or draw loud attention to itself in order to be the truth.
The Manjushri mantra, like many mantras, does not have an easy literal English translation. The mantra is as follows.
Om A Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhih
Om – Not only can Om be considered to be the essence of the five wisdoms, but it can also be reflective of an awareness of the surrounding universe. It is used at the start of many mantras and should be considered to mean “My mind and heart are open to the truths that follow.”
A – Is often in references to the ideal that the essence of nature is unproduced.
Ra – This is often reflective of the ideal that all things are free from defilements.
Pa – This leads to the ideal that all dharmas have been “expounded in the supreme sense.”
Tsa – Is often in reference to the ideal that the arising and cessation of things cannot be wholly understood because, in reality, there is no arising and cessation to start with.
Na – This is representative of the belief that while the names for things may change, the true nature of them cannot be changed.
Dhih – This is often defined with the meaning of “prayer” or “understanding” or “reflection.”
These concepts are all an important part of the Perfection of Wisdom. In truth they are less concepts are more they are attempts to put a description of the nature of reality.
OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHIH
These CD albums are out of production now but I’m in the process of spinning up some players so you can listen to them/download here. The original Fire Circle was an audio cassette release and KLING-KLANG was the first CD in New Zealand to have Tibetan Throat Chanting on it in 1988, also here for listening. Some hard out Psy Trance and Avantgarde Electro from my Trance period… – Players coming soon.
Ganymede is an ambient soundscape about the moon Ganymede. Haunebu I is a re work of the original techno tune but much groovier. Cassiopeia is the first tune of the constellations album I am working on. It’s really quite serene and beautifully crafted composition. Great as background while creating…
First Concert for 2015 is coming up at the Auckland Buddhist Centre. It’ll be a unique experience with a selection of Gyuto Chants, Medicine Buddha Mantra, Talk and inspirational Songs – 21st of February. Don’t miss it.