Weekday Morning Service

Robe Verse

Dai Sai Gedda Pu Ku
Mu So Fu Ku Den E
Hibu Nyorai Kyo
Ko Do Sho Shu Jo

Great robe of liberation
Field far beyond form and emptiness
Wearing the Tatagatha’s teaching
I vow to free all beings.


Refuge in the Triple Treasure

I take refuge in buddha,
Vowing with all beings
Embodying the great way,
Perfect like vast space.

I take refuge in dharma,
Vowing with all beings
Deeply entering the teachings,
Wisdom like the sea.

I take refuge in sangha,
Vowing with all beings
Bringing harmony to all,
Free from every hindrance.

Regular Morning Service

(Chants for Wellbeing and Memorial Service below)

Chant rotation:

Genjo Koan, Part 1
Genjo Koan, Part 2
Loving Kindness Sutra for Bodhisattvas
Song of the Precious Mirror Samadhi
Female Ancestors
Harmony of Difference and Sameness
Song of Awakening
Samadhi of the Whole Self
Male Ancestors

Wellbeing and Memorial Service

(held once a week on rotating days)

The Great Perfect Wisdom Heart Sutra

Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, when practicing deep perfect wisdom,
Clearly saw that all five aspects of self are empty, and thus transcended suffering.
O Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness;
Emptiness does not differ from form.
Form itself is emptiness, emptiness itself form.
The same is true of feeling, perception, volition, and consciousness.
O Shariputra, all things are marked by emptiness;
They do not arise or cease, are not tainted or pure,
Do not increase or decrease.
In emptiness there is no form, no feeling, no perception, no volition, no consciousness;
No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind;
No color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no object of mind;
No seeing and so forth till no consciousness.
There is no ignorance and also no extinction of it, and so forth till
No old age and death, and also no extinction of them.
There is no suffering, or cause, or cessation, or path,
No knowledge and no attainment.
With nothing to attain, bodhisattvas dwell in perfect wisdom
And the mind is no hindrance. Without hindrance, there is no fear.
Far from all deluded views one realizes nirvana.
All buddhas in all eras rely on perfect wisdom
And awaken fully in unsurpassed complete perfect enlightenment.
Therefore know that perfect wisdom is the great illuminating truth,
The unfailing truth, the peerless truth that relieves all suffering.
So proclaim the perfect wisdom mantra that says:
Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond, awakening fulfilled.”
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha!

Enmei Jukku Kannon gyo

Namu butsu
Yo butsu u in
Yo butsu u en
Buppo so en
Jo raku ga jo
Cho nen kanzeon
Bo nen kanzeon
Nen nen ju shin ki
Nen nen fu ri shin


Traditional Zen for the modern world