White Tara Mantra

oṃ tāre tuttāre ture mama āyuḥ-puṇya-jñāna-puṣṭiṃ kuru svāhā

For love, compassion, wisdom and protection

This is a beautiful layered mantra calling on White Tara for her Divine Love, compassion, wisdom and protection. Running seven and a half minutes, this recording covers just over 27 recitations; for the greatest benefit, strive to listen to the piece four times in a row or throughout the day. There is no introduction at the beginning of the track which makes it easy to listen to on a ‘repeat one’ setting.

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White Tara

Giving back

30% of all profits from the sale of this track will be donated to the Seattle Buddhist Center.

About the recording of this mantra

I felt a real burning to get this down ‘on paper.’ I had looked on YouTube for any other recording similar. But, a lot had musical backgrounds that didn’t speak to my taste. As I sat at my computer I kept hearing the layers of this piece build; and I just had to get it out. A day and a half later, this is what you get! 🙂

Ground after listening

After listening to it nonstop for hours, I can say I was feeling a bit high-as-a-kite yesterday. I encourage you to do quite a bit of grounding after listening if you find you experience the same effect.

Open your inner eye

The root note in this recording is “A,” which resonates with the third eye. You might gently invite your inner vision to open to greater wisdom as you let the waves of music gently guide you.


Lastly, there are some panning effects that you might enjoy more if you are able to use headphones.

Thank you

If you find you benefit from this meditation, please consider purchasing the MP3, supporting Melissa to make more of these creations and supporting the Seattle Buddhist Center to continue offering gatherings, classes and retreats by donation.

 May you benefit greatly from your practice!

Energy Work

James’ Reincarnation

I found this to be a compelling story; if for nothing else, for its ability to make people question their beliefs about what is possible in this world. Reincarnation is a question that comes up often for people. For some, it’s a way to explain how they feel in this life about certain things (usually the things about which they’d prefer to feel differently); for others it’s a reassuring confidence of their choices or their relationships.

In an interesting read, Many Lives, Many Masters, psychotherapist Dr. Brian L. Weiss discusses the potential for healing in this life by working with the issues carried over from past lives. He found resolving past life issues created vast shifts in his patients, and resulted in great progress. It’s a great read particularly for those who find the idea of reincarnation hard to wrap one’s brain around.

I think stories like these highlight the importance of taking stock of where we’ve been and what we’ve experienced. In this way we bring awareness to our experience–we can let go of what no longer serves us. We can grow into more of ourselves; we can find strength in our expanding resources.

Equally important, I believe it’s also important to stay present with the experience of the pain or the disconnect–regardless of the backstory. One wants to be cautious not to ‘explain away’ and/or compartmentalize our experience or feelings. It’s easy to push our feelings away when we’d rather feel something else, or when we think we “should” be feeling something else. But when we push our feelings away, we push ourselves away. We silently reject ourselves; we silently tell ourselves we’re not OK the way we are. And when we’re in pain, when we need love and compassion to get the unkind response of shame and silence–that only adds insult to injury.

If nothing else, may these stories remind us that we’ve each been places we may or may not remember; we’ve all seen things we may or may not remember; we’ve all experienced things we may or may not remember. In any moment we can be open to how we got where we are; and whether or not we get clarity on this issue, we can be open to where we are in the moment – to our feelings, to our thoughts, to our own fabricated stories. Bringing deep love and compassion to our experience, we accept ourselves just as we are; we bring healing to our disconnect, to our pain.

For those interested in seeing more reincarnation stories, try the incredible movie, “Unmistaken Child.” A Buddhist monk finds his beloved, reincarnated teacher….