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Incense offering chant

Incense offering chant

The introductory chant for almost every monastic rite in the Chinese Buddhist tradition, translated into English while preserving the traditional Chinese melody.

When incense in the urn is heated, the universe is perfumed.

The assembly of Buddhas vast as the ocean sense it from afar.

Auspicious clouds form everywhere.

Where sincere minds abound, the entire bodies of Buddhas all appear.

Homage to Perfumed-Cloud-Canopy Bodhisattva Mahāsattva. (last line 3x)

Sravasti Abbey Monastics

The monastics of Sravasti Abbey endeavor to live generously through dedicating their lives to the Buddha's teachings, practicing them earnestly, and offering them to others. They live simply, as the Buddha did, and offer a model for society at large, showing that ethical discipline contributes to a morally grounded society. Through actively developing their own qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, and wisdom, the monastics aspire to make Sravasti Abbey a beacon for peace in our conflict-torn world. Learn more about monastic life here...

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