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?
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