Our treat for you on the Fourth Day of FBA is a playlist of spectacular mantras from the Free Buddhist Audio archives. The first track is an introduction by Sangharakshita on the meaning of mantras and their purpose in Buddhist practice. We hope you enjoy today’s gift!
The opening ritual to dedicate the Rainy Season Retreat included meditation, readings (from Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche and Nyanaponika Thera) and chanting to invoke the mandala of the five archetypal Buddhas and the qualities of kindness, compassion, gladness, and equanimity.
In the second of our puja evenings Vidyatara led a Dhammapada Puja with a two part Shakyamuni mantra and the Indian Shakyamuni mantra. Here they are, along with the shrine salutation and the Refuges and Precepts.