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Evening Chants

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LonesomeYogurt
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Evening Chants

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:23 am

I chant in the morning before meditating by taking the precepts, refuges, and doing the traditional "Namo tassa..." It really helps me center myself and get into mindfulness mode.

In the evenings, however, I don't have quite the same ability as I can't just retake the precepts or whatever. Does anyone know any traditional evening chants, perhaps chants of reflection or encouragement or something?

I'm open to pretty much anything I guess. What are some tradition chants that people end the day with?

Thanks!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Evening Chants

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:59 am

Hi LY,

Over the years I've come to prefer doing vandana and the parittas at night (primarily the Metta Sutta, the Maha-Mangala Sutta, Jayamangala Gatha, etc...) but Than Geoff has a downloadable version of the Wat Metta CHant book here which lists their eveining chants and recollections:

I compiled and had printed my own list of suttas and gathas but also use the compilation edited by Ven. Gunaratana. I hope this helps. Metta! :heart:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Evening Chants

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:57 am

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Re: Evening Chants

Postby UhBaUnTaUh » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:45 am

Clear your job.
Check your eyes health.
Close your eyes and make your chants faster.
Create a new rhythm of chants.
Call me to require a newer pali from this side.
Click on "the post new topic button" to ask about the meaning of your bchanting sutta.
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