One of the best books on Soto Zen chants and rituals that is out there, is The Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives for the Laity
It includes all the traditional Soto ceremonies and chants translated into English, as well as detailed diagrams about the movements and positions of the ceremonies themselves, and who does what, and when and why.
It's a very nice detailed book on the subject, and you can find it used on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Liturgy-Order-Buddhist-Contemplatives-Laity/dp/093006612X
Shasta Abbey which publishes it hopes to have a digital version out at some time in the future in pdf form also.
Additionally, there's a wonderful article about why we do ceremonial in Buddhism, by Rev. Master Meian Elbert, Abbess of Shasta Abbey on this subject:http://shastaabbey.org/pdf/WhyCeremony.pdf
And another article that talks about the purpose of ceremony in Zen training, by Rev. Chushin Passmore. http://columbiazen.org/wp-content/nl/passmore.pdf
All of those are really great resources for anyone who wishes to find out more about Soto Zen ceremonial. They can also contact the Sacristy department at Shasta Abbey, by calling them at 530-926-4208 ext. 357 or at email@example.com
The Sacristy is the department that handles all the ceremony at Shasta, and they do tons of ceremony each year, so they are experts in Soto ceremonial.
All of those are really great resources for anyone wanting to find out more about Soto ceremonial, which I highly recommend, as it's a very important part of Soto Zen practice!
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