Chanting Practice

Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Meditation Centre holds some of the annual chanting ceremony that bless the living and deceased.

 
 
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Annual Blessing Light Offering

Light offering represent wisdom in the Buddhist tradition. Light removes and dispels misunderstanding. All of our suffering comes from not knowing and not seeing; offering lights signify the removal of ignorance and hindrance. In the Zen tradition, it means returning to the mind before thinking which is the clear mind or the original mind.

In Kwan Yin Chan Lin, we also follow the Korean Buddhist tradition where thousands of colorful lanterns are being stringed together to form a magnificent sea of colorful lanterns symbolizing the guiding lights that liberate sentient beings from the sea of suffering.

 
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Da Bei Repentance Chanting

Also known as the “Great Compassion“ Repentance Chant, the chanting practice emphasizes on the loving kindness and compassion of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva to liberate those who are suffering in this World. In our school, we practice “Together Action“ in such chanting practice by removing “I“, “Mine“, “Me“ in our body, speech and mind; chanting together in one voice, one action and one mind.

 
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Di Zang Sutra Chanting Ceremony

Refers to the great vows of Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva to liberate those sentient beings in great suffering. The practice aims to remove hindrance in our practice through such chanting practices and by removal of hindrance we can better realise our true self and help the World. In our school, we practice “Together Action“ in such chanting practice by removing “I“, “Mine“, “Me“ in our body, speech and mind; chanting together in one voice, one action and one mind.

 
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Pure Land Repentance Chanting

Is popular practice in the East Asia tradition, the practice encourages us to purify our body, speech and mind, perform “Ten Wholesome Deeds”, cease “Ten Unwholesome Deeds“ and aspire to be reborn in a “Pure Land“, by virtue of the great 48 vows of Amitabha Buddha. In our school, we practice “Together Action“ in such chanting practice by removing “I“, “Mine“, “Me“ in our body, speech and mind; chanting together in one voice, one action and one mind.

 
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Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting

Kwan Seum, which refers to Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, emphasizes on the loving kindness and compassion of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva to liberate those who are suffering in this World. In our school, we practice “Together Action“ in such chanting practice by removing “I“, “Mine“, “Me“ in our body, speech and mind; chanting together in one voice, one action and one mind.