Daily Chants

Gatha Of Repentance

All evil karma ever created by me of old

On account of my beginningless greed, hatred, and ignorance

Born of my conduct, speech and thought

I repent of it now.


All harm caused by me

Because of my greed, hatred, and ignorance

Through my conduct, speech and thought

I now deeply regret.

The Four Great Vows (English)

Creations are numberless, I vow to be one with them

Delusions are inexhaustible, I vow to endure them

Dharmas are boundless, I vow to be teachable

The enlightened way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.

Shi Gu Sei Gan Mon (Japanese)

Shu Jo Muhen Sei Gan Do

Bon No Mujin Sei Gan Dan

Ho Mon Muryo, Sei Gan Gaku

Butsodo Mujo Sei Gan Jo.

四弘誓願 Sì hóng shì yuàn (Chinese with pinyin)

眾生無邊誓願度 Zhòng shēng wúbiān shì yuàn dù

煩惱無盡誓願斷 Fánnǎo wújìn shì yuàn duàn

法門無量誓願學 Fǎ mén wúliàng shì yuàn xué

佛道無上誓願成 Fó dào wúshàng shì yuàn chéng .

Evening Gatha

Let me respectfully remind you

Life and death are of supreme importance

Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost

Each of us should strive to awaken, awaken

Take heed, this night your days are diminished by one

Do not squander your life.