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Tibetan Incantations

Simon Brown Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 17, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music Club/Traditions
  • ASIN: B000003QGE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,525 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Om Mani Padme Hum - Song Huei Liou, Ya Ging Ging, Sheng Horng, Shen Yan
2. Mantra Of Avalokiteshvara - Song Huei Liou, Ya Ging Ging, Sheng Yan
3. Om Mani Padme Hum (Alternate Version) - Shen Horng

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90 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not "traditional" but still worthwhile October 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I happen to like this CD, but, in fairness to those reviewers who have criticized it (and been given "not helpful" ratings for their comments), it does have to be said that this is not "traditional" Tibetan chanting as is done by monks and nuns in the monasteries. Those who are looking for a more traditional sound would probably prefer recordings by monastic groups such as "The Gyuto Monks" or "The Ganden Jangtse Monastic Choir" (which are excellent, by the way). Having said that, it's also not really true that this CD (Tibetan Incantations) is just "New Age." It consists of authentic Tibetan Buddhist mantras, but chanted to melodies that are really more Chinese than Tibetan (which isn't necessarily bad, since traditional Tibetan chanting doesn't tend to be particularly melodic), and interspersed with Chinese-style instrumentals. (I can't remember for sure, but I think it was recorded by a Taiwanese group.) In any case, a lot of Tibetan lamas seem to like it very much. One lama whom I know recommended to us that we memorize the mantras to these melodies, since (he said) chanting them to the melodies helps to imprint them more deeply on the consciousness. He often plays them in the background at his teachings, and I've heard other lamas do that too. So I think this CD does have its merits despite being different from the styles of chanting that you hear in Buddhist monasteries in India, Nepal and Tibet.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the truth October 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
There is no reason to put down this disc, if the Dalai Lama himself plays this at his talks, and he is according to his own people the physical manifestation of chenrezig (avaloketishvara) then it is not a pseudo-techno japanese version of tibetan chanting. Om mani padme hung is the most widley practiced chant in the buddhist tradition, and it is used a a vehicle for ending the suffering and to accelerate the liberation of all sentinent beings. No this is not bioctave gutteral tibetan chanting of tibetan monks, this is a recording by "people" who had the heart to chant a mantra for the benifit of all the listeners. Of course they got paid, of course the producer got paid to make the record, who cares, they desreve it. So, if you or I put in a cd of "real" tibetan monks chanting and chant along, do we ruin the originality of the chant and make it new age or watered down because we are westerners? or do we add to the vibration that the mantra is trying to impart to this world of attachment and suffering. I have personall sold hundreds of copies of this cd to people who had never been into any spiritual practice and becasue this was available, they opened there hearts to buddhist practice. what elese do people want? should we beconcerned aobut the "authenticity" of the people who recorded the music or should we be thankfull and feel blessed to be able to listen to this music in the first place?
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The second song August 22, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I did research about the second song,
It is called "The Short Great Compassionate Heart Dharani"

the words are:

Namo Ratna trayaya. Namah Arya Jnana Sagara. Vairochana, Vyuha Rajaya. Tathagataya Arhate samyaksam buddhaya. Namah Sarva Tathagatebhyah, Arhadbhyah, Samyak sam buddhebhyah.
Namah Arya Avalokitesvaraya Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya Mahakarunikaya
Dhara dhara, dhiri dhiri, dhuru dhuru, itti vatte, Chale Chale, Prachale prachale, Kusume kusume vare, ili mili citi Jvalam,
Apanaye svaha.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, calming aid to meditation May 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I first heard "Tibetan Incantations" being played at my local Borders. Being a recent convert to Buddhism, I found the third track, the a cappella version of the "Om Mani Padme Hung" to be entrancing! I finally found a copy (it was out of print), and the non-traditional chants and music are intoxicating.
This has been a great help to me, in terms of relaxation and getting into meditation. Meditation is calming of the mind and spirit, and this music does not jar you or make you lose focus.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tibetan Incantations September 25, 2001
By Marilyn
Format:Audio CD
I have recently returned from travels to Tibet and Nepal. This CD intantaneously takes me back to one of my favorite places. Bodnath, a city in the Kathmandu valley is an intensely spiritual place. With a Buddhist stupa at the centre, shops and monasteries enclose this sacred spot. One of the shops had this music replaying all the time. All I need to do is to put on this wonderful lyrical music and I am transported back to this magical place circumabbulating the stupa with the pilgrims and monks.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This beautiful CD will send your spirits soaring August 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I think Zimra didn't like this CD because she wanted nice background music. If, like me, you want to chant your heart out along with beautiful voices and uplifting Tibetan music, the first cut of Om Mani Padme Hung is unbeatable. I'm new to chanting and I didn't know if I'd really continue after the novelty wore off, but singing this mantra for 24 minutes is too joyful and addictive to give up.
If someone could provide the phonetic translation to the second mantra, a 26-minute cut, I'd be thrilled. It's very beautiful but much too complex to sound out easily. I have to listen silently or join in like a 1-year-old who's still learning to form word sounds (i.e., badly, but I try anyway!).
The third cut has a decidedly different sound. This version of Om Mani Padme Hung Deep is sung in deep, resonant voices to a slow drum cadence -- traditional, but not to my current taste. Maybe I'll appreciate this one later in my practice.
But the first two cuts will send your spirits soaring and are worth the price a hundred times over. I hope you enjoy this CD as much as Grace Ford (the first reviewer) and I do.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the only and best one to ever
stunning album of chanting, the only and best one to ever have
Published 2 days ago by henryski
5.0 out of 5 stars No regrets
An inspiring accompaniment to my daily mantra chants. Love the music and the tempo ... makes daily chanting more interesting.
Published 4 months ago by Randi Tan Hui Ying
5.0 out of 5 stars Tibetan Incantations wonderful meditation music.
I loved the cd, wonderful music for meditation. The chanted mantras helps to go to meditation and feel joy, love, peace, I highly recommend the cd.
Published 5 months ago by Minerva Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!!!
I use this CD in my office (I own a Sports/Massage Therapy Studio) to help relax my clients/patients and they love it!!! I will use this CD for years!!! Thank you!!! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jimmy Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, love it, love it.
Love it, love it, love it. Everything I could hope for and more. Would recommend it to all my friends.
Published 6 months ago by Mecheale M. Sims
3.0 out of 5 stars Delivery perfect, cd not so because I couldn't play it!
The seller delivered as promised, but the cd would not play on my apex CD player. Tried several times an even after testing other CDs on it, which worked, the player kept... Read more
Published 6 months ago by gloria kohnen
5.0 out of 5 stars I had received my package
I just want to thank you for sending this product Buddhist Incantation, the cd is really relaxing to listen to, while I meditate, great item and this was the fastest delivery I had... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Arthurlynn Kanuha
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite CDs
I first heard this CD when I was on holiday in India so it takes me straight back to that time and place. Read more
Published 8 months ago by tn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for meditation
Only three songs, each over 20 minutes long. Absolutely worth it. These mantras are perfect for meditating or just relaxing at home. Read more
Published 8 months ago by hodure
5.0 out of 5 stars Most beautiful music - Please purchase it
Though the contents of the CD have been (unfortunately) posted for free online, I wanted to obtain a legal copy and support the artists. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Vivianne
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