June 18th, 2013

Listen to Om Mani Peme Hung ~ Traditional Tibetan Mantra on YouTube.

Om Mani Peme Hung ~Traditional Tibetan Mantra

music ©(p) 2013 Lisa Thiel, from Songs Of Healing

although the mantra is traditional this is not a traditional version

Cover photo Release (c)2007 Ann Bolinger -McQuade

This is a Tibetan mantra invoking Chenrezig, Kuan Yin, Buddhas of Compassion. It is one of the most well known and most often used mantras in Tibetan culture, and is associated with the Dalai Lama who is said to be an incarnation of Chenrezig. There are many interpretations of these words, but the most important thing to me is that the words literally are the vibratory essence of the Divine embodiment of Love and Compassion, and so reciting this mantra creates / generates that energy within one’s self, which then ripples out into our world.  In the chorus of this song, I imagined a choir of Dakinis (goddesses) singing this prayer to all the beings of this world, blessing them with peace and love. 

Many thanks to my dear friend Ann Bolinger-Mc Quade for allowing me to use her amazing cloud dragon photo for the cover of Songs Of Healing.

I ‘d like to share this news release regarding Ann and her new book Everyday Oracles.

~ Lisa Thiel

Ann Bolinger-McQuade has always sensed the world as alive, nurturing and interconnected, concepts deeply seeded in her Native American ancestry. For the past twenty-five years, she has been documenting her spiritual experiences, as well as those of others. “I’ve discovered that the universe is constantly responding to our needs by sending us timely messages of guidance and support through every form imaginable. I call these tailor-made messages personal oracles.”  explains Bolinger-McQuade. “Whether we recognize them or not, we are all being offered personal oracles on a daily basis.” Her new book Everyday Oracles Decoding the Divine Messages That Are All Around Us, will be released on July 11, 2013 by Jeremy P. Tarcher, an imprint of the Penguin Group. Within these pages, Bolinger-McQuade connects the dots between everyday personal oracles, the oracles of ancient history, the wisdom of indigenous cultures, and the science of 21st century quantum physics. Real life stories illustrate how personal oracles, those mysterious messages that illuminate the interconnections that run through everything in the universe, help us heal from illness, avoid danger, assuage our grief, reconnect us with loved ones who’ve passed and more.

“After years of studying the dynamics of personal oracles, and sharing this information I know how life changing it is when we incorporate their guidance into our everyday life.” For more information visit

June 12th, 2013

My new release, Songs Of Healing, is now available for download on I -Tunes as well as on my CD Baby site. The physical CDs are almost here and will be available as promised by Summer Solstice both on CD Baby and on Ladyslipper’s site.

see ordering information page for link

May 25th, 2013

Its been a whirlwind month since the full moon of Beltane when I officially began this project. On this full moon today  I sent my new digital  album Songs Of Healing out into the world , which is now available as a  digital album or single song downloads  on my CD Baby  site- (click on :  )and  should be on I-tunes within a couple of weeks . Im so happy to have these songs out  in a digital format, and to share my new songs which have been powerful healers for me. Ive been doing a Chenrezig practice for the last year ( mantra -Om Mani Peme Hung) who is the Buddha of Compassion , of which Kuan Yin and Tara are emanations.  On the chorus of this song I envisioned a choir of dakinis ( goddesses) singing  this prayer to the beings of this world.

The Blue Medicine Buddha practice is one Ive been doing for over ten years. It is a practice to heal the soul,  the psyche ,  and it is my experience and belief that spiritual healing is the cornerstone for all other types of healing. Doing this practice Ive dreamt of  extraordinary vivid blue waters, rivers, lakes, ocean  waves, and so chose to have the ‘voice of the ocean’ as a background symbolising the cleansing aspect of water that is similar to the energy I feel from the mantra

  Blue Medicine Buddha mantra: Tayatha Om Bhey Khandze Bhey Khandze Maha Bhey Khandze Bhey Khandze Radza Samu Gate Soha

(note- this is the Tibetan version of this mantra which was originally in sanskrit and of which there are many  variations due to different dialects)

There are numerous translations for this mantra, this is my own personal  interpretation based on all those that I have read: 

In the Sacred Name of All that is
I call to the great Buddha of Healing
O Supreme Eradicator of all ills, pain and suffering
O King of Healers, I send my prayer for healing to you
Into the great beyond, that you may hear me
So be it

 Ive included another Tibetan mantra from Prayers for the Planet, ‘ Om Ami Dewa Hri , that ‘ invokes the Buddha Amitabha, who presides over the pureland (heavenly realm )Dewachen. This is also a very powerful healing mantra for the spirit and is often used for those crossing over as a blessing, as is the Blue Medicine Buddha mantra. In addition there are songs to the goddess, the angels ( the shining ones) and to the earth , songs that have healed my heart & soul over these  many years. I share them in hopes they will do the same for  all who listen .

By the way this is a real photograph of a cloud on the cover by Ann Bolinger- McQuade, author of the upcoming  book, Every Day Oracles.

Hoping to have the physical CDs done by Summer Solstice!!!!!

May 9th, 2013

Ive just been  in the studio, ( during the week of the Beltane full moon ) making a new compilation digital album with music from my old cassette titles. I’ve  recorded  two new songs as well. The album will be called Songs Of Healing and will contain many of my  old favorite songs created for the pupose of spiritual healing and inspiration.Im doing this in response to all the requests to get the old music out on digital but also because healing is such an important  theme for  all  of us at this great time of changes, and I feel its time for these songs to be more out there in the world again. The two new ones are  my rendition of chants that have brought me personal healing and are from the Tibetan tradition. One, Om Mani Peme Hung is the mantra for the Buddhas of Compassion, Chenrezig and Kuan Yin . The other  is the Blue Medicine Buddha mantra which is a practice ive been doing for over 10 years. It is a powerful  vehicle  for clearing the energy fields to facilitate spiritual healing.  I have a great studio here in Tucson where I made Journey to the Goddess almost 20 years ago. I feel very fortunate to be back in AZ and to have a wonderful place to work. I hope to have this available on CD Baby as a digital  album sometime this summer stay tuned for more updates :)!My dear friend Ann McQuade has allowed me to use her magnificent dragon cloud photo as the cover, heres a preview of that! Anns new book Every Day Oracles  is coming out in July -see her site

 Recent update, although physical CD sales have sharply declined, there is still a call for them so im looking into making them as well  and having CDs available by mid summer.

For a preview of the songs and lyrics for this album see the lyrics page .