Daily Recitation Handbook
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This handbook contains the liturgy for daily morning and evening recitation as well as for special ceremonies in Mahayana Buddhist monasteries. The Chinese text for these ceremonies is accompanied by Yale Romanization and English translation.
Morning ceremony, which traditionally last from 4 to 5 am every morning, consists of the Surangama Mantra (from the Surangama Sutra), the Great Compassion Mantra and other shorter mantras, the Heart Sutra, and the Ten Great Vows of Samantabhadra (Universal Worthy) Bodhisattva taken from the Avatamsaka (Flower Adornment) Sutra.
Evening ceremony traditionally lasts between 6 to 7 pm and alternates between the Amitabha Sutra and the Eighty-Eight Buddha Repentance Ceremony.
In addition, the handbook contains ceremonies for liberating life, bathing the Buddha, the Great Compassion Repentance Ceremony, among others. It also includes the Ullambana Sutra, the sutra on the practice of filial piety.
Language: Bilingual Chinese/English
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