English sutra reaading

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Jingang
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English sutra reaading

Post by Jingang » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:06 pm

I found an excellent English recording of the medicine buddha sutra online and have been listening to it often.

I wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of an English reading of the Amitabha sutra?

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Re: English sutra reading

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:04 pm

Have not found audio only, but this YouTube version has text displayed plus recitation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJvpRS8g9lg
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Re: English sutra reaading

Post by Jingang » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm

Wonderful, thank you!

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Re: English sutra reaading

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 pm

Jingang wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Wonderful, thank you!
That is the short Amita Sutra, here is the long one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_R0V1su1yo
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Re: English sutra reaading

Post by Jingang » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:10 pm

Great, thanks again. This is a great community

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Re: English sutra reaading

Post by Fortyeightvows » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:00 am

"Reading" is the right word for this.

But at least it doesnt sound totally terrible.
And translating the deities names is a good thing.

No matter what anyone here says about shambhala, we should credit them with being some of the only people who can chat in english and make it sound good. (I do know of one other group who can chant the heart sutra in english and have it sound nice)

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