Thank you for coming from so far to visit our temple.
1. Yes, you can use the Buddha’s Name Recitation methodology for all recitation practices, including mantras.
2. The Guan Yin Dharma Door is an exception. You can forget about the Dan Tian, just concentrate on the sound of your recitation.
3. You can memorize the Shurangama Mantra in the language of your choosing. What is more important is the accuracy of the mantra version in the specific language. It would be most excellent if you could recite it from memory every day. It took me five weeks to memorize the Chinese version. I heard of a Vietnamese who memorized it in ten days!
Recite the Heart of the Shurangama Mantra 108 times each day too, if possible.