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New recordings of entire Nien Fo Book

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"Personal" Liturgical Practice

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Full evening service

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Evening Service (Litergy)

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Prayer of all Lineages

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Four tone Nembutsu

Started by Susthama. Last reply by Susthama Dec 2, 2012. 1 Reply

Nembutsu chanting demo (mp3)

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Instructions for Minister-robe

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Instructions for Gankonin Robe

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Meditation, Malas, Mantras and Chanting

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Comment by Freya M on October 16, 2009 at 15:49
Because I have never stayed at TBH overnight, I have never had the opportunity to be at Morning Service. I tried to watch one recently on UStream, but the sound quality was so bad, it was pointless and I had to give up. Now I have just watched the morning service from 14 Oct, and was blown away!! How beautiful it was, how moving and profound - what a blessing to have been able to share and participate through the wonders of technology.
But there were two "highlights" - the first came after walking nembutsu. Dharmavidya announced it but I didn't catch what he said, and then began the most wonderful noise, which is so hard to describe. It made me think of a room full of humming insects, which makes it sound mundane (which it wasn't) and also reminded me slightly of when I've heard people "speaking in tongues" (which I'm sure it wasn't!). Occasionally I would hear a "namo amida bu" emanating from the sound, but mostly I couldn't pick out any words.
The second was the "Prayer of all Lineages". Though I think it would take me a long time to remember how to pronounce all the names, it was enough to listen and feel oneself opening one's heart up to all the precious teachers who have gone before us and enabled us fortunate people in the west to hear the dharma. Any chance of putting an audio of the Lineage Prayer on the site somewhere?
Namo Amida Bu and thanks to all!
Comment by Susthama on August 1, 2009 at 23:33
Great to hear that you've got an audio of the sutra chanting now - though it is big - next time, we can break it down into shorter chunks of say 15minutes for each sutra chanting session. Namo Amida Bu
Comment by Robert McCarthy on August 1, 2009 at 23:16
it is very good to feel joined together through ning. Now i give a little technical advice though i am very silly on computers. to get audio of the sutra chanting i played the sutra and recorded it on my computers audio. the forty odd minutes used 500mbs. but i think there is a way to download from utube and put the whole thing on a dvd- i coudnt work that out
Comment by Konchog Upasaka on August 1, 2009 at 14:19
I agree that the work of the Amida Foundation and the ability to share in the Liturgy and that of the associated NING network is important. It permits those such as myself that do not live close AMIDA Centers (Virginia USA) to have the chance to share and learn. I thank each of you dearly for the opportunity to be part of the World Wide Sangha.
Thank each and everyone of you -Namo Amida Bu
Comment by Katrien Sercu on August 1, 2009 at 12:21
I'm glad to meet you, Freya: not new to buddhism but new to Amida Buddhism, as you say. I'm pretty new to both (after years of simmering), but i jump in and i see. What a luxury for you to live so near of the Buddhist house!
Maybe we meet life at the Bodhi retreat. I want to come, but i don't know how life will be at this time? I feel trust that happens what is good to happen. Namo Amida Bu
Comment by Katrien Sercu on August 1, 2009 at 10:37
Thank you Sumaya and Susthama for this group. It brings liturgy life to here, with the possibility to join it.
Thank you Freya and Robert to put this group liturgy in the picture again, by becoming member. And Robert, my son will try to make a C.D. of it. So your idea is inspiring. Thanks to all.
Comment by Robert McCarthy on August 1, 2009 at 4:44
yesterday my daughter ann helped me to download the larger pureland chant- audio only and I have it on an mp3. wonderful to listen and join in whenever i want and to play quietly in meditation. I cant always access the computer with two young adults in the household. now dharma plays almost spontaneously.
Comment by Robert McCarthy on July 2, 2009 at 14:26
thanks very much, lovely chant to be learning
Comment by Konchog Upasaka on April 15, 2009 at 18:54
Thank you for the postings here - They were very uplifting - I would love to see more.. I noticed that they were from a streaming service - are the liturgies on-line live? if so, when?

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