Tonight. A quiet night.

A time for gentle and peaceful activities.

And. I wanted to share one of my favourite mantra .. one that I will often play (this very version on YouTube) and chant, invoking such a beautiful deep sense of peace and harmony, and other times I just have it playing in the background .. for me, it is a perfect backdrop to a quiet evening.

A beautiful, haunting rendition of the Gayatri Mantra by Deva Pemal, Mitan &  Manose. And if you follow the words below .. with a little practice .. you will fall into the wonder of this mantra.

Aum Bhur Bhuvah Swah,
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।

In mantra meditation the object of focus (or anchor) is a short word, phrase or sound, repeated over and over. It can be said aloud, or repeated silently in your mind.

The word Mantra literally translates as ‘something to lean the mind upon’.

And when we totally immerse ourselves in a mantra, it starts to weave itself into the rhythm and sensation of our breath .. like a seductive song or lullaby that flows along without our needing to do anything.

From Deva Premal & Miten “Traditionally, mantras are chanted in cycles of 108 repetitions. Why the number 108? According to the Vedic scriptures, our physical and subtle bodies contain 108 major nadis, or energy channels. When we chant a mantra 108 times, that sound vibration can fill all of the energy lines in our bodies and balance them”.

“As we move deeper into the power of these ancient sound formulas, we also invite you to spend some time each day bathing in the silence that so naturally follows the chanting. These moments of silence lead us towards the most precious gift of inner peace”.

Let us all enjoy this peaceful moment together.