Shin Buddhist Chants
The Cleveland Buddhist Temple is pleased to place on this website the usual chanting of Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu). The videos were made by Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki of the Lodi Buddhist Temple. Rev. Kusunoki is a Certified Teacher of Shin Buddhist Rituals and Chants.
We also thank the Rev. Gyodo Kono Fund for assisting in making these videos available.
Besides enjoying listening to Rev. Kusunoki, you are encouraged to chant along with him. These videos were specifically made of Rev. Kusunoki chanting solo, so we can easily follow him.
from the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life. This is the shortest chant and is appropriate for daily service at home.
from the Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life. This poem (Gatha) is appropriate for almost any service.
from the Juji Bibasha Ron by Nagarjuna, the first Indian Master. This chant explains the Twelve Verses of Reverence.
the Amida Sutra of Immeasurable Life. This short Sutra is usually chanted in its entirety.
this is from Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho and condenses the Larger Sutra and the Seven Masters. The SOFU style of Chanting is used for holiday services.
this is from Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho and condenses the Larger Sutra and the Seven Masters. The GYOFU style of Chanting is used for special holiday services.
this is a special chant used as an "invitation" to a service. This chant welcomes Amida Buddha, Shakamuni Buddha and all the Buddhas of the 10 Quarters to this service.
this is a special chant, often as an introduction or beginning of a service. This is a stylized version of the Three Treasures.
this is "On the White Ashes" which the one of the Letters of Rennyo (Gobunsho}. This is most often read at Funerals.