Chanting

We begin each Wednesday evening with two short chants: Homage to the Buddha and Taking the Three Refuges. We have printed copies of these chants available on Wednesday evenings.

You can listen to Steve Armstrong chanting these chants along with an additional chant taking the precepts at a retreat. For another voice, listen to Ven. Ariya Nani chanting. Both recordings are at Dharmseed.org.

Vandanā

Salutation to the Buddha

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā Sambuddhassa

Homage to the Blessed One, the Perfected One, the Fully Enlightened One.

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā Sambuddhassa

Homage to Him, the Perfected One, the Fully Enlightened One.

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammā Sambuddhassa

Homage to Him, the Perfected One, the Fully Enlightened One.

Ti-Sarana

Taking the Three Refuges

Buddham Saranam Gacchāmi

Dhammam Saranam Gacchāmi

Sangham Saranam Gacchāmi

I go to the Buddha as my refuge.

I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.

I go to the Sangha as my refuge.

Dutiyampi Buddham Saranam Gacchāmi

Dutiyampi Dhammam Saranam Gacchāmi

Dutiyampi Sangham Saranam Gacchāmi

For the second time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.

For the second time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.

For the second time, I go to the Sangha as my refuge.

Tatiyampi Buddham Saranam Gacchāmi

Tatiyampi Dhammam Saranam Gacchāmi

Tatiyampi Sangham Saranam Gacchāmi

For the third time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.

For the third time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.

For the third time, I go to the Sangha as my refuge.