CHANTING MEDITATION

THE SOTAESAN CENTER

Won Dharma Center, NY

CHANTING MEDITATION

FOCUS DISTRACTED MIND WITH CHANTING

Chanting Meditation is a method of practice that focuses the mind that is distracted among the myriad things into the one pointed mind by reciting a simple phrase or Sutra. Because the mind of a beginning meditator is not settled, chanting meditation is a very efficient method to calm down one’s mind.


In the program, we chant Yeumbul (NA-MU-AH-MI-TA-BUL), etc. The Phrase “NA-MU-AH-MI-TA-BUL” means to return to the Ultimate Bliss of the self-nature that is within all of us.

HOW TO CHANT

The method of sitting meditation is simple and easy

that anyone can practice it :

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First straighten your back, neck and head and settle your energy. Do not swing or shake your body.

Do not make your chanting voice either too loud or too soft, but keep it at a level appropriate to your energy.

Concentrate on your own voice of chanting itself.

When you chant, let go of each and every thought and maintain a relaxed mind.

To get hold of the mind, keep a rhythm with a wooden gong or moktak or you can use meditation beads.

Chanting constantly reflects the original state of your Buddha nature. You may enter Samadhi, a higher level of mediation, if you have one-pointedness while chanting.

Yeumbul
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Yeumbul, by Rev. Jaewon Kim & Way-Ensemble

Yeumbul (NA-MU-AH-MI-TA-BUL, 50 minutes),

by Rev. Myong Jeong Sung

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BENEFITS OF CHANTING

If one chant Yeumbul  for a long period of time, one will naturally

gain the Samadhi  and be gratified by ultimate bliss. 

The specifics of these merits are identical

to those sitting meditation as follows :

Rash and flighty behavior will gradually disappear.

The activities of the six sense organs will become orderly.

The suffering of illness decreases and your face becomes smoother.

The power of memory improves.

The power of endurance grows.

Attachments disappear.

Perverse states of mind change into right states of mind.

Your self-nature’s light of wisdom will shine.

You will be gratified by ultimate bliss.

You will gain freedom in birth and death.