Enrich your meditation practice with Buddhist chanting in a group setting with other sangha members. We offer chanting sessions Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.. Instruction is provided for those new to chanting.
About Buddhist Chanting
Buddhist chanting is an ancient practice that originated with the Buddha and his followers. Unlike oral rituals in many other spiritual traditions, Buddhist chants are not prayers. They arose as a way to pass down Buddhist teachings from generation to generation via the spoken word.
Chanting is used in Buddhism to purify the mind on the path to enlightenment. Chanting also serves as an excellent concentration practice for meditation and helps to calm and collect the mind. Many Buddhist chants focus upon loving-kindness, and thus they promote a positive and generous mood state.
Introduction to Chanting
Listen to lead teacher Ronya Banks discuss the concept and history of Buddhist chanting.
A Chanting Sample
Teacher Ronya Banks introduces specific chants and then leads the sangha in performing them.