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.