Buddhist Chants and Mantras
A series of Buddhist chants and mantras
Buddha Devotional Chanting
Homage to the Blessed One, The Perfected One, The Fully Awakened One (Repeat three times)
The Three Refuges:
I go to the Buddha for refuge.
A second time, I go to the Buddha for refuge.
A third time, I go to the Buddha for refuge.
The Five Precepts
I undertake the precept to abstain from killing.
Offering of Water
O, Venerable, kindly accept this water, specially dedicated.
Offering of Food
O, Venerable, kindly accept this food, specially dedicated.
Offering of Medicine
O, Venerable, kindly accept this offering of medicine.
Homage to Stupas
I forever venerate stupas in all the lands, wherever they may be:
Homage to the Bodhi Tree
I venerate the Bodhi tree, seated at the base of which,
Text adapted from 'Buddha Vandana' - A book of Buddhist Devotions - Published by Dharma Vijaya, Buddhist Vihara, Los Angeles, California.
Buddhist Flag Meanings
The Dharma Wheel
In Buddhism—according to the Pali Canon, Vinayapitaka, Khandhaka,
Mahavagga, the number of spokes of the Dharmachakra represent
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a Japanese Buddhist
chant based upon the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin (Feb 16, 1222 – Oct
13, 1282) a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333)
in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra, entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in
Japanese, as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment and the chanting of
Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō as the essential practice of the teaching.
Various schools with diverging interpretations of Nichiren's teachings comprise