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bodom
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Chanting

Post by bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:58 pm

I was wondering if any members here chant at home as part of your practice? The only chanting i do is at the local Thai temple but was thinking about bringing it home as part of my practice.

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Re: Chanting

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:34 pm

Hi
not me I only chant on retreat but I have thought about it, but feel it may distract from the purpose?
I do on occasion play a reading from the suttas but that is about it!

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Re: Chanting

Post by ShinMeiDokuJoh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:31 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:I was wondering if any members here chant at home as part of your practice? The only chanting i do is at the local Thai temple but was thinking about bringing it home as part of my practice.
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Hi BBB, nice to meet you here, I sometimes chant at home, but not as much as I would like to do,
due to misorganisation of my time, eg: :zzz: :reading: and :coffee:

When I chant at home, then:

- Tisarana / Namo Tassa
- The Three Refuges
- then depending on the day: the 5 or 8 precepts
- Salutation to the Triple Gem - Ratanattaya Vandanaa
- then Abhaya Gaathaa Paritta / Abhaya Gāthā The Danger-free Protection

sometimes some more

Then I close my chanting with
- Tisarana / Namo Tassa
- The Three Refuges
(but I am not shure if this is usual to do so)



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