Sanskrit Chants: an Opening and a Blessing

I have recorded two Sanskrit chants for this month’s podcast – they are recorded with pauses between words so that you can learn the chants in a call and response form.  If you are a yoga teacher or practice Reiki or are in some other education/healing practice, these chants can be great to incorporate into your routines.

The first chant you’ll hear on the podcast is shown below in Sanskrit script (called Devangari), transliteration (the way it sounds in English), and with an English translation.  This translation, script and transliteration all come from Nicolai Bachman and his website Sanskrit Sounds.  I highly recommend you listen to his chant as well.   His is probably a more correct pronunciation than mine!

First chant: Saha Navavatu (a blessing for teacher and student, or any two entities working together)

Sahanavavatu_N.Bachman

The second chant you’ll hear is also given with pauses in order for you to learn it in call and response form.  The second chant is a blessing and a prayer for the well-being of all beings!  The Devangari and transliteration below come from this website.   The English translation below also comes from Nicolai Bachman.

Second chant: Sarve Bhavantu (A Blessing)

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

May all be happy

May all exist without sickness

May all see joys (in life)

No one should be unhappy.

We do a LOT of chanting (usually) in my public classes. If you would like to practice with me in person, you could try a Public Class or Private Session.

Lotus flower at Lake Pleasant, PA.

Lotus flower at Lake Pleasant, PA.