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Mantra Practice Overview, Part 1 of 2

Mantra Practice Overview, Part 1 of 2

What is the function of Mantra meditation, and how does it work? Lama Kathy explains the meaning of the word “Mantra,” and how meditation on mantras is part of a larger practice aimed at purifying our body, speech, and mind and helping us uncover our Buddha Nature.

Lama Kathy Wesley

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kathy Wesley (Lama Gyurme Chötsö) has studied Tibetan Buddhism since 1977. She has been active in the Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling since its inception in 1977, and has served the center in a variety of roles, including meditation instructor, newsletter editor and secretary. From 1986 until 1991, she was the center’s administrative director. Lama Kathy now serves the Columbus KTC as its resident teacher.

From June 1993 until May 1996, Kathy participated in a three-year retreat led by the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at the Karmé Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, N.Y. You can learn more about her at lamakathy.net