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 kathleenkarlsen@msn.com. Music and associated materials are copyright under Living Arts Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Vocal Medicine Album

Vocal Medicine album tracks available for listening, chanting and meditation. “Vocal Medicine” is a reference to the psychological, emotional and health-supporting benefits of devotional mantras and chanting. 

Astrology Mantras

Astrological mantras are designed to mitigate challenging configurations and amplify positive ones. These simple mantras are based on the Vedic astrological system. Learn more and listen to astrological mantras.

Hindu Deities & Mantras

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.

Medicine Buddha Mantra

Read about the Medicine Buddha and my extraordinary experience using this mantra. Listen to the Medicine Buddha Mantra and find out about his symbols and history. Find out all about the Medicine Buddha Mantra.

Free Mantra Course

Explore the fundamental sounds of mantras and Sanskrit. An introduction to the energies of nature, the chakras and cosmic forces. Includes over 90 minutes of videos in ten segments. Access mantra course. 

Ganesha Meaning & Mantra

Ganesha is one of the most well-known and popular deities in the Hindu pantheon. He is the colorful and memorable elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati.

Agni Deva Mantra

Symbolic and physical fire have been associated with religious traditions around the world for ages. Agni Deva is the Hindu God of Fire. Learn more about Agni Deva and his mantra.

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.