Please see the sitting schedule for our Retreat of November 10th, if participating ...
In preparation for our Retreat on November 10th, a little discussion about chanting the Heart Sutra in English. Tomorrow, we will discuss chanting the Heart Sutra in Japanese. Both can be downloaded here:
For today, I will just be practicing the beginning of the English version ...
INO ONLY =
Maha Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra*
(The Great Sutra of Perfect Understanding)
Prac/ti/cing/ deep/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/ *
Per/ceived/ the/ emp/ti/ness/ of /all /five /con/di/tions/,
And/ was/ freed/ of/ suf/fer/ing/.
O/ Sha/ri/pu/tra/, form/ is/ no/ o/ther/ than/ emp/ti/ness/,
Emp/ti/ness/ no/ o/ther/ than/ form/;
Form/ is/ pre/cise/ly/ emp/ti/ness/, emp/ti/ness/ pre/cise/ly/ form/.
... and the end ...
This/ is/ no/ o/ther/ than/ truth/.
There/fore/ set/ forth/ the/ Praj/na/ Pa/ra/mi/ta/ man/tra/.
Set/ forth/ this/ man/tra/ and/ pro/claim/:*
Gate! Gate! (Gone, Gone)
Paragate! (Gone Beyond)
Parasamgate! (Fully Beyond)
Bodhi! Svaha! (Awakening, Rejoice)
If you would like to hear an Mp3 of a somewhat different version in English (just to hear the rhythm), link here: