texts for Soto chants and rituals

texts for Soto chants and rituals

Postby Luke » Sun May 11, 2014 11:05 am

Some people may get the impression from books that Zen is only about zazen and mysterious poems, but even Soto Zen Buddhism has many chants and rituals.

http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/pra ... tures.html

This document on that page provides an overview of the texts used in Soto rituals:
http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/pra ... ptures.pdf
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Re: texts for Soto chants and rituals

Postby Meido » Sun May 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Hi Luke,

Thanks very much for posting those links. Soto-shu has been doing a great job with translation work. Many of the same texts are used in Rinzai ceremony, so their work has actually been really helpful to non-Soto folks as well.

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Re: texts for Soto chants and rituals

Postby Jamyang_Tsering » Mon May 19, 2014 1:32 am

Yes in monastary it is not just about zazen the whole format is important. Zazen is only on part of the strucutre where bowing and refuge is also important.
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