Category Chanting

June Full Moon: Personal Observations

Good morning friends, I just want to write a little about Uposatha practice as it has developed for me and go over a couple of observations. Generally speaking, I have converted my entire morning chanting ritual to an English-only event, but I’ve been having fun lately (the last five or so weeks) chanting exclusively in Pali on […]

Theravada Chanting Primer

Hello Friends, Today I want to spend a little time on the subject of Buddhist chanting. On the few occasions when I’ve met other “western” Buddhists (or maybe not Buddhists but who are exploring Buddhism) at a temple or vihara, the difficulty in learning the meaning behind the chants has been a significant concern mentioned […]

The Sublime Attitudes

I posted the text of this chant on Facebook yesterday but didn’t find time to make it back here to the blog until today… and in the meantime, I found the audio on Youtube, courtesy of Wat Metta Forest Monastery in California. Ahaṃ sukhito homi May I be happy. Niddukkho homi May I be free from stress & […]

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