Chants

Dedication Verse

This is the chant that we frequently do at the end of programs which sends the energy to be of benefit in all directions.

JI HO SAN SHI I SHI FU

SHI SON BU SA MO KO SA

MO KO HO JA HO RO MI

JiHoSanShi.mp3

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

DaiSaiGeDaPuKu.mp3

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.

ShoSaiMoKichiJoDharani.mp3

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

EnmeiJukkuKannonGyo.mp3

Three Refuges - Japanese

The 3 refuges in Japanese (I take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, Sangha)

Namu Kie Butsu

Namu Kie Ho

Namu Kie So

NamuKieButsu.mp3

Three Refuges - Pali

The 3 refuges in the Pali language

Buddham Saranam Gacchami

Dhammam Saranam Gacchami

Sangham Saranam Gacchami

BuddhamSaranamGacchami.mp3

Meal Chants


Formal - 5 reflections - English

We reflect on the effort that brought us this food and consider how it comes to us.

We reflect on our virtue and practice and whether we are worthy of this offering.

We regard it as essential to keep the mind free from excesses such as greed.

We regard this food as good medicine to sustain our life.

For the sake of enlightenment we now receive this food.


Formal - 5 reflections - Japanese

Hitotsu ni wa

kono tasho o hakari

kano raisho o hakaru.


Futatsu ni wa

ono-re ga toku gyo

no zen kei to

hakatte kuni ozu.


Mitsu ni wa

shin o fusegi

toga o hana-ruru koto wa

tonto o shu to su.


Yotsu ne wa

masa ne ryoyaku

o koto to suru wa

gyo ko o ryozen

ga tame nari.


Itsutsu ni wa

Jodo no tame no yue ni

Ima kono jiki o uku.


Informal meal chants
(beginning of meal)

Nyaku on jiki ji

To gan shujo

Zen etsu i jiki

Hoki ju man


(end of meal)

Bon jiki e kotsu

To gan shujo

Toku gyo ju yo

Jo ju shu riki

Heart Sutra (Maka Hannya Haramita Shingyo)

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