Here are some mantras to help with the tsunami. They come from a Mongolian living in the U.S. We both have family in Japan; our family members are safe, but some of their friends are still unaccounted for.
The Mongolian has been posting these YouTube links on Facebook, along with links to news updates. (If you think its interesting, and you’re on Facebook, you might try a “friend” request.)
An explanation of the mantras:
Japanese believe the first historical “tsunami” – Mongol invasion was reverted by the meditation and chanting
Dalai Lama recommended this sutra
From the Dalai Lama‘s Facebook page:
…His Holiness felt it would be very good if Japanese Buddhists were to recite the Heart Sutra on this occasion. Such recitation may not only be helpful for those who have lost their precious lives, but may also help prevent further disasters in the future. Prayers to recite the Heart Sutra one hundred thousand times were being organized in Dharamsala for this purpose.
The Heart Sutra
般若心経 The Heart Sutra (5:01)(The language in the scroll looks to me like Chinese.)
Buddhist Chant – Heart Sutra (Japanese) Hannya Shingyo (5:47)(I don’t know if it’s the language or the particular rendition, but this one sounds particularly harsh to me.)
More Tsumani mantras
The Mongolian explains:
The image in the first one is White Tara, I think.
“Цагаан шүхэрт бурханы магтаал” (4:28):
“Burxany nom – Ariun san” (1:15)(A nice series of religious images accompanies the mantra.)
“Burxany nom – Megzem” (1:28) (with same introduction as previous video):
“om mani padme hum” (33:41–but the chant is actually less than 24 minutes, there is dead time at the end of the video):
White Tara sutra
The image above is White Tara. In Nepal there is also Green Tara and Vajra Jogini, who flies naked over the city. In Tibetan her name is Tsagaan Dari Ekh, which gets very few google results. She’s not even on Wikipedia. Says the Mongolian,
it’s White Tara sutra, a sacred text in Tibetan, for the people not knowing Tibetan would work as mantra, or maani in Mongolian, people just attribute some healing/ protecting powers to the sounds of the mantra
There is an audio of a White Tara sutra here, but the Mongolian visitor has supplied a link for the sutra on YouTube: