Buddhists practitioners use the recitation of the mantras as a method of cultivating an awareness of the qualities of the Buddha. The sacred and healing vibrations and sounds of the mantra awaken the spiritual life force and stimulate the energy centers of the practitioner.

”Mantras are like non-conceptual wish-fulfilling jewels. Infusing one’s being with the power of mantra, like the form of a moon reflected on a body of water, necessitates the presence of faith and other conditions that set the stage for the spiritual attainments of a Buddhist mantra. Just as the moon’s reflection cannot appear without water, ancient mantras cannot function without the presence of faith and other such factors in one’s being.” – Jamgon Mipham, a great Tibetan scholar.

Listed below are 6 simple Buddhist mantras for peace, love, and healing:

1.White Tara Mantra

White Tara is one of the main 21 aspects of the Goddess Arya Tara. She is associated with the Padma family of Buddha Amitabha. Her white color signifies wisdom, purity, and truth. White Tara is compassionate towards all sentient beings and has a heartfelt desire to prevent further suffering which has been described as stronger than a mother’s love for her children.

Moreover, White Tara mantra helps all and requires no special initiations or permissions to practice at a beginner level. Advanced practices, some sadhanas, and advanced healing certainly require a spiritual teacher’s guidance and permission, but this mantra recitation is for anyone.

Mantra lyrics – ”Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jñana Pustim Kuru Svaha.”

2.Buddha Amitabha Mantra

Buddha Amitabha is an archetypal Buddha who is supremely important in far eastern Buddhism. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Buddha Amitabha (His name means infinite radiance) is known for His pure perception, longevity attribute, magnetizing red fire element, the aggregate of discernment, and the deep awareness of emptiness of phenomena. He is said to display 84,000 distinguishing and auspicious marks reflecting His many virtues and characteristics.

The first known sutra mentioning Amitabha Buddha is the translation into Chinese of the Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra by the Kushan monk Lokaksema around 180. This Buddhist writing is said to be at the origin of pure land practices in China.

3.Medicine Buddha Mantra

He is the Buddha of healing and medicine in Mahayana Buddhism. Medicine Buddha said that even if an animal hears the Medicine Buddha powerful mantra it will never be reborn in the lower realms. The Medicine Buddha’s right-hand gesture symbolizes and represents the complete eradication of suffering, particularly the suffering of sickness using the means of relative truth.

Mantra lyrics – ”Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha.”

4.Great Compassion Mantra

This long mantra (Dharani) was spoken by the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (also known as Chenrezig) before an assembly of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, kings and devas, according to the Mahakarunikacitta Sutra. When you practice the Great Compassion Mantra, the earth trembles and the heavens quake as this powerful mantra penetrates earth and heaven. Moreover, people and gods who chant and hold the Great Compassion Mantra will not suffer fifteen kinds of bad death and will obtain fifteen kinds of good birth.

5.Buddham Sharanam Gacchami Mantra

This mantra is an important aspect of the Buddhist path. The principal focus of inspiration and devotion for Buddhists is the Triple Gem (also known as the Three Refuges and the Three Treasures). These three are Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha. The Buddha represents the enlightened one; the Dhamma represents the method he gave; and the Sangha represents all the people who are seeking, all these are equally essential because if you are not among seekers, you will become something else.

Mantra lyrics:

Buddham saranam gacchami (I go to the Buddha for refuge),
Dhammam saranam gacchami (I go to the Dhamma for refuge),
Sangham saranam gacchami (I go to the Sangha for refuge).

6.Akshobhya Buddha Mantra

Akshobhya Buddha is one of the five Dhyani Buddhas (wisdom Buddhas), along with Ratnasambhava, Vairocana, Amitabha, and Amoghasiddhi. Buddha Akshobhya represents the overcoming of passions such as anger and hatred towards other sentient beings.

He established the enlightened intention that all living beings could purify and dissolve any degree of nonvirtue. Akshobhya mantra meditation can liberate not only the practitioner from the fear of inauspicious rebirth but other living beings as well.

Mantra lyrics: ”Namo bhagavate Akshobhaya, tathagataya arhate
Samyaksam buddhyaya. Tadyatha:
Om kamkani kamkani, rochani rochani.
Trotani trotani. Trasani trasani. Pratihana pratihana.
Sarva karma param para nime
Sarva sattva nancha svaha.”