Help Heal the Oceans, Chant the Gayatri Mantra

I have always loved the Gayatri Mantra. It has been used in India for over 3000 years. I first learned it almost 20 years ago in Ralph Blum’s book, The Book of Runes. He associates it with “Sowelu”- Wholeness, the Sun’s Energy. Here is his translation:

You, who are the source of all power,
Whose rays illuminate the whole world,
Illuminate also my heart
So I to may do Your work.

Recently, learned that Deva Premal and Miten are suggesting we chant it to help healing the oceans and all beings who live there. Here are the words in Sanskrit:

Om, bhur bhuvaha svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

Watch their video and chant along with them as you imagine the Gulf of Mexico and all the worlds Oceans clean, healthy and vital. This includes all the beings that live there and those who rely on the Oceans as well, including people.[/youtube

Help Heal the World Economy – Chant the Mantra of Compassion

As I was doing this chant this morning it came to me that more than healing the world economy we need to shift the consciousness from one focused on not enough to one of abundance and from abundance to generousity. By being generous energy flows and all beings benefit.

If you want to help please chant the Mantra of Compassion, “Om Mani Padme Hum,” at least 5 minutes a day, during the month of March. The goal is for the community-at-large to say the mantra at least one million times, with the intention of healing the world economy. This practice is in alignment with my piece I wrote on Compassion as a Practice.

White Conch is a Buddhist Group on Facebook that I am a member of, I received this message today. Read more below.

Ngawang Thekchen sent a message to the members of White Conch.


The worldwide economy is in crisis. Let us join together to make a difference! Join all of us by adding to the total of a Million Mantras for Recovery of the World Economy. The whole month of March, we will chant the Mantra of Compassion, “Om Mani Padme Hum” adding up to at least one million times and dedicate prayers for the recovery of the world economy by the power of compassion. Please commit five minutes (or five hours) per day to this effort. Offer one or two hundred repetitions or more each day; record your tally on the White Conch Dharma Center Group every week or so.

White Conch is an invitation only group. You may request to join and participate in the Million Mantras event if you are not a member yet. On the morning of March 1st those gathered for World Peace Prayers at Joyful Path Healing Center in Blue Mounds, WI chanted “Om Mani Padme Hum” together one hundred times. The chanting took no longer than five minutes.

How to count:

Hold a mala or rosary in your hand. As you repeat one mantra/prayer, move one bead towards you. One hundred repetitions is one round of a traditional mala, or five rounds of a wrist mala. It is two rounds of a Christian rosary. If you do not have a mala, you can use other ways to count:such as chant with a recording, marks on a paper or a bowlful of beans.