Buddhist Chanting at the Shunie Rite

A little while ago, I posted an ancient, yearly Buddhist ceremony in Japan called the Shun’ie rite at Todaiji temple. Recently I found a video of Buddhist chants that are undertaken during the rite, and wanted to post here:

The video just shows scenes of the famous (not to mention very old) “February Hall” at Todaiji Temple, but the chanting is very nice.

I admit I often enjoy listening to Buddhist chanting even if I am not always sure of the context. It’s not just soothing, but it also puts one in the right frame of mind too, and I suppose this is why Buddhist chanting as a practice is so widespread too both among laity and monastic communities.

Anyhow, enjoy!

Published by Doug

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