Chants


Dedication Verse     This is the chant that we do at the end of every service and also at the end of the Thursday afternoon program.

JI HO SAN SHI I SHI FU

SHI SON BU SA MO KO SA

MO KO HO JA HO RO MI


Robe Verse      This is the chant that we do in the morning when putting on our rakusu or wagesa.

Dai sai gedap-puku

Muso fuku den e

Hi bu nyorai kyo

Ko do shoshu jo    (2x)

Great robe of Liberation,

Field far beyond form and emptiness.

Wearing the Tatagata's Teaching,

Saving all Beings


Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani    This is the "Disaster Prevention" or "safety" chant that we do before work practice.

No mo san man da

moto nan oha ra chi

koto sha sono nan

to ji to en

gya gya gya ki gya ki

un nun shifu ra shifu ra

hara shifu ra hara shifu ra

chishu sa chishu sa

chishu ri chishu ri

sowa ja sowa ja

sen chi gya

shiri ei somo ko.



Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo    This is the Kanzeon/Avalokiteshvara/compassion chant.

Kanzeon, Namu Butsu

Yo Butsu u in

Yo Butsu u en

Buppo so en

Jo raku ga jo 

cho nen.Kanzeon, 

bon nen Kanzeon, 

nen nen ju shin ki 

nen nen fu ri shin


Three Refuges    

The japanese 3 refuges (I take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, Sangha) we often chant with bowing or sewing.

Namu Kie Butsu

Namu Kie Ho

Namu Kie So



The 3 refuges in Pali we chant at the end of Tuesday evening class.

Buddham Saranam Gacchami

Dhammam Saranam Gacchami

Sangham Saranam Gacchami