English Chanting Service
Every Sunday, 9 – 9:40am
English Buddhist Chanting Service is held every Sunday morning at 9.00am in the Bodhisattva Hall . Homage is paid to the Buddha with the Ode to the Triple Gem and an incense offering, followed by chanting the Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra. This Sutra could be said to cover the essence of Buddhism and is one of the most well known Sutras. We then chant the Dharani of Great Compassion. This Mantra is able to help relieve our suffering and save us from distress. A Meditation period commences with walking meditation chanting the Buddha’s Name followed by a short seated silent meditation. We recite the Morning Prayer by Venerable Master Hsing Yun that reminds us to be thankful for the new day and to show compassion to all other sentient beings through our Buddhist Practice and cultivation.
The service concludes with chanting the Transfer of Merits and chanting the Refuge verses,
Buddham Saranam Gacchami (I take refuge in the Buddha)
Dhammam Saranam Gacchami (I take refuge in the Dharma)
Sangham Saranam Gacchami (I take refuge in the Sangha)
Puna Puna Saranam Gacchami (Again and Again I take my refuge)
All are welcome to join in and there is always someone to guide a visitor.