Lama Zopa Rinpoche examines a “Just By Seeing” Mantra he has written out, Washington, USA, October 2016

FPMT Education Services makes available many commonly used mantras that students can download freely for their personal use.

For extensive advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche about the benefits of reading, writing, or reciting particular mantras, or how to engage with mantras to eliminate or reduce potential or ongoing obstacles, please visit the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Online Advice Book and FPMT.org for Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Mani stone at Rinpoche’s house at Buddha Amitabha Pure Land, Washington, US. Photo by Chris Majors.

Mantras, meaning “mind protection,” are Sanskrit syllables, usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity, and embody the qualities of the deity with which they are associated. They bring benefit to all who see, touch, hear or speak them.

Further, when you recite mantras with the correct motivation (the wish to benefit others), your speech becomes holy speech capable of offering blessings to others. Some mantras are so powerful that they are said to be able to benefit others even when no virtuous motivation is present.


If you are in need of mantras not listed on this page, feel free to contact FPMT Education Services at education@fpmt.org and we will do our best to get you what you need. 

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