Audio chants: songs, sutras, and guided meditations

Audio recordings of selections from Ancient Dragon Zen Gate chant book, Plum Village chant book, and other texts (in MP3 format)

    Introduction

  1. 1:55, 540.6 KB (based on traditional Sōtō Zen precepts with roots in the Brahmajāla Sūtra, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T1484, Fànwǎng jīng 梵網經, rendered by Nathan Strait, January 2014, text: precepts.pdf)
  2. Selections from the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate chant book

  3. 1:43, 485.8 KB (from Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T251, Hannya shingyō 般若心経, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  4. 0:34, 156.9 KB (Nirayaparivartaḥ Saptamaḥ, from the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, Chapter 7, trans. San Francisco Zen Center)
  5. 1:16, 371.2 KB (Discourse on Loving-Kindness, Sutta Nipāta 1.8, trans. San Francisco Zen Center)
  6. 3:14, 950.1 KB (Tathāgatāyuṣpramāṇaparivartaḥ, from Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T262, Chapter 16, Juryōhonge 寿量品偈, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  7. 3:22, 986.1 KB (from Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T262, Chapter 25, Fumonbonge 普門品偈, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  8. 1:32, 443.6 KB (Cāntóngqì 參同契 by Shítóu Xīqiān 石頭希遷 (700–790), trans. San Francisco Zen Center based on Thomas Cleary)
  9. 1:24, 405.8 KB (Cao'an ge 艸庵歌 by Shítóu Xīqiān 石頭希遷 (700–790), trans. Taigen Dan Leighton with Yi Wu)
  10. 2:41, 781.2 KB (Baojing Sanmeike 寶鏡三昧歌 by Dongshan Liangjie 洞山良价 (807–869), trans. San Francisco Zen Center based on Thomas Cleary)
  11. 1:57, 579.9 KB (by Hóngzhì Zhēngjué 宏智正覺 (1091–1157), trans. Taigen Dan Leighton with Yi Wu)
  12. 2:15, 661.8 KB (by Hóngzhì Zhēngjué 宏智正覺 (1091–1157), trans. Taigen Dan Leighton with Yi Wu)
  13. 6:13, 1.9 MB (Shōbōgenzō Genjōkōan 正法眼蔵 現成公按 by Eihei Dōgen 永平道元 (1200–1253), 1233, trans. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Robert Aitken, revised by San Francisco Zen Center)
  14. 1:37, 486.4 KB (Eihei Kōso Hotsuganmon 永平高祖發願文, from Shōbōgenzō Keisei Sanshoku 正法眼蔵 谿聲山色 by Eihei Dōgen 永平道元 (1200–1253), 1240, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  15. 4:48, 1.4 MB (Fukanzazengi 普勧坐禅儀 by Eihei Dōgen 永平道元 (1200–1253), 1227, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  16. 4:18, 1.3 MB (Jijuyū Zammai 自受用三昧, from Shōbōgenzō Bendōwa 正法眼蔵 辨道話 by Eihei Dōgen 永平道元 (1200–1253), 1231, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  17. 2:57, 870.6 KB (Kanromon 甘露門, compiled by Menzan Zuihō 面山瑞方 (1687–1763), trans. San Francisco Zen Center)
  18. 1:41, 472.7 KB (Gyōhatsu nenju 行鉢念誦, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  19. 0:21, 91 KB (Sankiraimon 三帰礼文, from Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Chapter 11, trans. San Francisco Zen Center)
  20. 0:10, 41.5 KB (Sangemon 懺悔文, from Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Chapter 39, trans. San Francisco Zen Center)
  21. 0:16, 70.3 KB (Kaikyōge 開経偈, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  22. 0:09, 39.1 KB (Takkesage 搭袈裟偈, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  23. 0:16, 63.3 KB (Shigusei ganmon 四弘誓願文, from Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T656, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  24. 0:18, 78.7 KB (Fuekō 普回向, trans. Sōtō Zen Text Project)
  25. Selections from the Plum Village chant book

  26. 0:26, 114.3 KB
  27. 0:26, 117.2 KB
  28. 0:24, 109.1 KB
  29. 1:18, 366.8 KB
  30. 0:24, 101.4 KB
  31. 2:59, 884.9 KB
  32. 0:52, 243.8 KB
  33. 0:17, 74.7 KB
  34. 2:08, 574.7 KB
  35. 3:14, 511.7 KB
  36. 2:15, 573.8 KB
  37. 8:06, 2.1 MB (also in Present Moment, Wonderful Moment by Thích Nhất Hạnh)
  38. 0:44, 199.9 KB (from Upajjhatthana Sutta, Aṅguttara Nikāya 5.57)
  39. 0:49, 227.6 KB
  40. 2:20, 701 KB
  41. 3:53, 1.2 MB
  42. 1:48, 524.2 KB
  43. 2:05, 621.1 KB
  44. 1:26, 422.5 KB
  45. 2:08, 621.6 KB
  46. 1:19, 381.8 KB (Mettā Sutta, Sutta Nipāta 1.8)
  47. 1:49, 530.9 KB (Mahāmangala Sutta, Sutta Nipāta 2.4)
  48. 3:36, 1.1 MB (Bhaddekaratta Sutta, Majjhima Nikāya 131 and Madhyama Āgama 165)
  49. 2:16, 664.4 KB (Katyāyana Gotra Sūtra, Saṃyukta Āgama 301)
  50. 13:40, 4 MB (Satipatṭhāna Sutta, Majjhima Nikāya 10 and Madhyama Āgama 26)
  51. 5:15, 1.6 MB (Aghatavinaya Sutta, Aṅguttara Nikāya 5.162)
  52. 5:10, 1.6 MB (Anumāna Sutta, Majjhima Nikāya 15 and Madhyama Āgama 89)
  53. 2:28, 740.5 KB (Saṃyukta Āgama 639)
  54. 3:22, 980.2 KB (Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T104)
  55. 3:03, 921.9 KB (Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T779)
  56. 2:25, 708.7 KB (from Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Chapter 39, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka T279)
  57. 1:34, 469.1 KB (Paramatthaka Sutta, Sutta Nipāta 4.5)
  58. Miscellaneous selections

  59. 2:56, 871.9 KB (Saṃyukta Āgama 389, trans. Bhikkhu Anālayo)
  60. 0:15, 62.3 KB (by Tilopāda (988–1069), trans. Ken McLeod)
  61. 0:27, 118.6 KB (by Milarepa མི་ལ་རས་པ་ (ca. 1052–1135), trans. Ken McLeod)
  62. 3:34, 1.1 MB (by Longchenpa ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་ (1308–1363), from Songs of Spiritual Experience, trans. Thupten Jinpa and Jás Elsner)
  63. 8:20, 2.4 MB (by Longchenpa ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་ (1308–1363), trans. Elio Guarisco and Nancy Simmons)
  64. 1:06:06, 18.9 MB (by Longchenpa ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་ (1308–1363), selections from The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions, trans. Richard Barron)
  65. 9:53, 2.9 MB (by Longchenpa ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་ (1308–1363), from Kindly Bent to Ease Us, Part One: Mind, trans. Herbert V. Guenther, translation modified)
  66. 18:14, 5.4 MB (by Longchenpa ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་ (1308–1363), from Kindly Bent to Ease Us, Part One: Mind, trans. Herbert V. Guenther)
  67. 14:47, 4.4 MB (by Longchenpa ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་ (1308–1363), trans. Herbert V. Guenther)
  68. 5:39, 1.2 MB (by Thích Nhất Hạnh, from The Blooming of a Lotus, trans. Annabel Laity)
  69. 2:13, 472.5 KB (by Thích Nhất Hạnh, from The Blooming of a Lotus, trans. Annabel Laity)
  70. 3:05, 658 KB (by Thích Nhất Hạnh, from The Blooming of a Lotus, trans. Annabel Laity)
  71. 3:28, 729 KB (by Thích Nhất Hạnh, from The Blooming of a Lotus, trans. Annabel Laity)
  72. 7:27, 2.1 MB (by Thích Nhất Hạnh, based on Triṃśikāvijñaptimātratā and Vimśatikāvijñaptimātratāsiddhi by Vasubandhu (4th–5th century CE), from Transformation at the Base)
  73. 1:17, 371.1 KB (by Langri Tangpa དགེ་བཤེས་གླང་རི་ཐང་པ་ (1054–1123), from Mind Training: the Great Collection, trans. Thupten Jinpa)
  74. 4:14, 1.2 MB (by Chekawa Yeshe Dorjé འཆད་ཁ་བ་ཡེ་ཤེས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ (1101–1175), from Mind Training: the Great Collection, trans. Thupten Jinpa)
  75. 26:33, 7.5 MB (by Musō Soseki 夢窓疎石 (1275–1351), selections from Dream Conversations on Buddhism and Zen, Muchū Mondō-shū 夢中問答集, trans. Thomas Cleary)
  76. 1:45, 505.1 KB (by Wendy Johnson, Green Gulch Farm, in Earth Prayers from Around the World)
  77. 0:23, 101.3 KB (from The Tassajara Recipe Book by Edward Espe Brown)
  78. 1:01, 300.6 KB (by Hóngzhì Zhēngjué 宏智正覺 (1091–1157), trans. Taigen Dan Leighton with Yi Wu)
  79. 1:16, 376.4 KB (by Tōrei Enji 東嶺圓慈 (1721–1792), trans. Katsuki Sekida 関田一喜 (1893–1987), translation modified)
  80. 5:21, 1.6 MB (from Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston)
  81. 11:02, 3.3 MB (from Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston)
  82. 3:43, 1.1 MB (from Ojibway Ceremonies by Basil Johnston)
  83. 0:47, 190.7 KB (from Chippewa Music, trans. Frances Densmore)
  84. 0:35, 150.1 KB (from Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston)
  85. 19:28, 5.7 MB (from Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston)
  86. 0:21, 92 KB (from Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston)
  87. 0:26, 113.9 KB (from Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston)
  88. 0:13, 56 KB (from Ojibway Ceremonies by Basil Johnston)
  89. 0:28, 116.1 KB (from Language and Art in the Navajo Universe by Gary Witherspoon)
  90. 2:37, 722.7 KB (by Hatali Natloi, from Navajo Myths, Prayers, and Songs, trans. Washington Matthews and Pliny Earle Goddard; also in Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature)
  91. 1:26, 378.5 KB (by Nanao Sakaki ななお さかき (1923–2008), from Break the Mirror)
  92. 3:33, 1.1 MB (distributed anonymously in 1969, published in A Place in Space by Gary Snyder)

Audio rendered by Nathan A. Strait (contact me)
Created: 22 March 2017
Last updated: 25 July 2018
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