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Om – the great pranava (the roar of consciousness), the highest energy, of All That Is. The auspicious YES of the Universe and energizes whatever is said following OMThe primordial sound, the Universal sound, by which the whole universe vibrates. The mantra that gives life and movement to all that exists. The cosmic sound and the sacred hum of the Universe. The connection with the inner guru. 


Om Gam* Ganapataye Namaha 

*pronounced “gung” Reverence to the Lord of the Ganas (i.e, Ganesha)


Ganesha Vakratunda 

Vakra-tunda maha-kaya surya-koti-samaprabhah Nirvighnam kuru me deva sarva-karyeshu sarvada 

O god with the curved trunk and massive body, with the radiance of ten million suns, make me free of obstacles in all my endeavors at all times!


Om Aim Klim Somaya Namah 

Harnessing the wisdom and creative potential (aim),  activating the magnetic, attractive and all loving force (klim), and honouring the sweet, nurturing goodness of Soma, of the cooling loving nectar that renews and rejuvenates. 


Gayatri Mantra Audio 

Om Bhur Bhuvaha Svaha Tat Savitur varenyam Bhargo devasya dhimahi Dhiyo yo naf prachodayat 

Yes. Earth. Sky. Heavens. May we focus our awareness on the alluring radiance of the rising [and setting] sun, the Vivifier; may it inspire our thoughts and meditations. (The lines immediately following add: “With understanding, earnestly, of the Vivifier we entreat our portion of prosperity. Poets worship the Vivifier with hymns and holy rites, urged by the impulse of their thoughts.”)



Saccharananda-para-purnam Shivo’ham Shivo’ham Nityananda-svarupa Shivo’ham Shivo’ham Anando’ham, Anando’ham, Anando’ham, Anando’ham 

Totally full with the bliss of conduct that is aligned with my true nature. My real nature is Divine. My essence is eternal joy My real nature is always contented with what is.


Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu 

Ya Devi sarvabhuteshu / shakti-rupena samsthita Namas tasyai, namas tasyai, namas tasyai, namo namaha Ya Devi sarva-bhuteshu / chetana-rupena samsthita Namas tasyai, namas tasyai, namas tasyai, namo namaha 

Reverence, reverence, reverence to that Goddess abiding within all beings in the form of power. Reverence, reverence, reverence to that Goddess abiding within all beings in the form of consciousness.


Hanuman 108 (108 times)

Om Hum Hanumate Namaha


Durga 108 (108 times)

Om Dum Durgayai Namaha


Lakshmi 108 (108 times)


Om Shrim Maha Lakshmyai Swaha


Saraswati (108 times)

Om Aim Saraswatyai Namaha


Kali 108 (108 times) 


Om Klim Kalika-yei Namaha



Green Tara (108 times)

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Swaha


Om Asato Ma Sat Gamaya Audio 

Om Asato Ma Sat Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya 

From nonbeing lead me to Being; from darkness lead me to Light; from death lead me to Immortal Nectar.


Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu 

Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu 

May all beings everywhere be happy and free!


Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. Hari Om Tat Sat


Translations by Hareesh Wallis and Bill Mahoney. Thank you to my teachers who I have shared deep mantra practices with including Sianna Sherman, Sally Kempton, Leila Sadeghee and Mischa Varmuza.