Trailer with lettering: BAH DAH

All Mantras

Open more than one mantra at a time to listen to a multitude of chanting voices. The location jumps to the map.

08/09/09 RESPECT YOUR ELDERS / Atlanta, GA

08/08/09 GOD I AM I AM GOD / San Francisco, CA

08/07/09 FEELINGS ARE TRANSIENT / Decatur, GA

08/06/09 GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY / Decatur, GA

Trailer with lettering: GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY

The Serenity Prayer was authored by theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr.

08/02/09 A LITTLE GOOD A LITTLE BAD LIKE MOST FOLK / Athens, GA

Trailer with lettering: A LITTLE GOOD A LITTLE BAD LIKE MOST FOLK

Check out Chris Hubbard’s Heaven & Hell Car. His mantra is in harmony with his aesthetics.

08/01/09 TALK TO ME / San Francisco, CA

07/30/09 STOP MESSING AROUND / VCCA, Amherst, VA

07/29/09 TAN CIERTO / San Francisco, CA

Trailer with lettering: TAN CIERTO

I am here
as certain as the air that I breath,
as certain as the morning rises,
as certain as I sing for you and you can hear me.

07/28/09 OM BENA SATO SAMAYA / Santa Monica, CA

Trailer with lettering: OM BENA SATO SAMAYA

100 syllable mantra, the chanting of which is used in rituals of purification.

07/13/09 KORAN BEAT / Chicago, IL

Trailer with lettering: KORAN BEAT

A passage from the Koran and a beat was running through this man’s head. I saw him humming it as he was walking by the Mantra Trailer on Michigan Ave. I don’t know the verse reference to the Koran. If you recognize it please drop me a comment.

07/12/09 HOME AWAY FROM HOME / Durham, NC

07/11/09 GRATITUDE IS MY ATTITUDE / Chicago, IL

07/09/09 PADA SITA GURU OHM / Galesburg, IL

07/08/09 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU / VCCA, Amherst, VA

07/07/09 HEY YOU I’M NOT LIKE ANYONE ELSE / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

07/06/09 I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU / Galesburg, IL

07/05/09 STAY CALM / Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

07/04/09 WE CAN’T GET OUT / Galesburg, IL

Trailer with lettering: WE CAN’T GET OUT

These two small boys and their father were accidentally locked in the Mantra Trailer when the door jammed.

07/03/09 HOT SWEET & STRONG MOVE TOWARDS THE LIGHT / Galesburg, IL

07/02/09 FINDERS KEEPERS LOOSERS WEEPERS / University of Cincinnati, OH

07/01/09 NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO / UC Santa Cruz, CA

Trailer with lettering: NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO

Chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo–also known as “Daimoku”–is the primary practice of some 12 million SGI Buddhist members throughout the world.

06/30/09 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER BFF / A.N. Pritzker School, Chicago, IL

06/29/09 CHOCOLATE CAKE IS DELICIOUS / Chicago, IL

06/28/09 SURROUND YOURSELF WITH HAPPINESS / Davidson College, NC

06/26/09 I FEEL MY FEET ON THE FLOOR / San Francisco, CA

06/25/09 STRONG WOMEN ROW TO WIN / Davidson College, NC

06/24/09 AWESOME / Davidson, NC

06/23/09 MONEY MONEY COME TO ME / San Francisco, CA

06/22/09 BE THE DUCK / Davidson College, NC

06/21/09 I AM A MONEY MANTRA / Davidson, NC