Devotional Music for Inspiration and Healing
Kathleen Karlsen’s devotional music is intended for spiritual practice, meditation, self-transformation and healing. Learn to use mantras and songs to create a happy heart, a clear mind and a rejuvenated body. Go deeper into the science of chanting, mantras and the power of sacred music. Find tools and resources for transformation through sound below.
All of the songs, albums and collections below are original melodies and lyrics except where noted. Inspiration for this music is drawn from multiple world traditions, primarily Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Much of Kathleen’s devotional music been recorded as audio tracks and videos. Some songs have been gathered into collections focused on a particular topic or intent such as astrology mantras or healing music. Links are included on subsequent pages where more information and articles are available.
For permission to use this music for public performances or to use any of these selections for workshops or retreats, please contact Kathleen at email@example.com. Music and associated materials are copyright under Living Arts Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.
For thousands of years the rishis of India (Hindu sages) experimented with the effects of chanting. Mantras are generally focused on the names of the gods and goddesses in the Hindu pantheon of deities.
Featured Article: What is the Medicine Buddha Mantra?
The Medicine Buddha Mantra comes from the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The oldest known references to the Medicine Buddha are texts from the seventh century. “Bekandze” means “the elimination of suffering” and is repeated three times for the removal of suffering on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. The three repetitions can also be viewed as eliminating the three poisons of ignorance, hatred, and attachment. Read about my own extraordinary experience with the Medicine Buddha Mantra.
Lyrics: Tayata Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze Randze Samu Gate Soha
Meaning: May the many sentient beings who are suffering be freed of all pain including disease, death and karma and may this suffering never arise again.