Mt. Source Chant Book

The Mountain Source chant book (PDF, 290 KB) is a collection of Soto Zen Buddhist texts that are used at the three Mt. Source practice locations. This book is based on the San Francisco Zen Center chant book, with additions by Taigen Dan Leighton and corrections by Shinko Rick Slone. This PDF may be freely downloaded, copied and reproduced.

The chant book includes these texts:

SHORT VERSES
HEART OF GREAT PERFECT WISDOM SUTRA
MAKA HĀNNYA HARAMĪTTA SHĪN GYŌ
HYMN TO THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM
SHŌSĀIMYŌ KICHIJŌ DARANI
ĒNMĒI JŪKKU KĀNNŌN GYŌ
LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION (METTA SUTTA)
HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE AND EQUALITY
SĀNDŌKĀI
SONG OF THE JEWEL MIRROR SAMADHI
FUKĀNZAZĒNGI
GĒNJO KOĀN
SELF-RECEIVING AND EMPLOYING SAMADHI
ĒIHĒI KOSO HOTSUGĀNMŌN
INCONCEIVABLE LIFESPAN OF THE BUDDHA
UNIVERSAL GATEWAY OF KANZEON BODHISATTVA
SOANKA (SONG OF THE GRASS HUT)
GUIDEPOST FOR THE HALL OF PURE BLISS
GATE OF SWEET DEW
KĀN RO MŌN
MEAL VERSES
NAMES OF THE BUDDHAS AND ANCESTORS
NAMES OF WOMEN ANCESTORS
DĀIHI SHĪN DARANI

The Short Verses are:
ROBE VERSE
PURIFICATION
THE REFUGES IN PALI
AFTER THE DEDICATION
TEN NAMES OF BUDDHA
BEFORE LECTURE
AFTER LECTURE
FINAL VERSES OF THE BODHISATTVA CEREMONY

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