Repentance chant

Repentance chant

A chant from the Chinese Buddhist tradition usually done at the beginning of posadha, the monastics’ bimonthly confession and purification of precepts.

Every harmful action I have done

With my body, speech, and mind,

Overwhelmed by attachment, anger, and confusion,

All these I openly lay bare before you.

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...