7pm-8:30 pm

Doors Open @ 6:45

The chanting class Tuesday January 17 2017 will be the original 2 chants:

Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha

Om Gum Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Namaha

Chanting Class Tuesday January 17 - Mantra Sheet

the newest one from last month:

Om Namah ShiviaI honour the divinity within me.

This mantra is one of the simplest and yet most complex of mantras. It allows you the opportunity to accept yourself where you are today. It allows you to let go into the knowing that you are enough, you are perfect and you are divine. Honour and love yourself, always.

Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound, and energy… A person can tune his or her own consciousness into the awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra. ~ Yogi Bhajan

Also introduced last month:

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

The mantra that Nichiren Buddhists chant morning and evening is ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’ which literally translated means “I dedicate my life to the wonderful mystic law of cause and effect.” I sometimes prefer to explain it as:

  • the voice of your Buddhahood
  • the rhythm of life
  • the vibration of the Universe.

From a simple linguistic point of view, ‘Myoho Renge Kyo’ is the classical Japanese title of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren added the Sanskrit prefix ‘Nam’, meaning ‘devotion’. Here is a more detailed translation of this multi-layered mantra:

‘Nam’ means what I devote my life to. Where I pour my energy, my determination, my focus, my intention – the goals I have and the Values I hold most dearly.

‘Myo’ is, as Nichiren himself says: “The mysterious nature of our lives from moment to moment, which the mind cannot comprehend nor words express.” Usually translated as ‘Mystic’, it also means to ‘open’ and to ‘revive’ our full spiritual potential.

‘Ho’ indicates how much of our potential we are achieving, the ‘manifest’ rather than latent aspects of our lives. ‘Ho’ also means Law.

‘Renge’ means Lotus flower, which seeds and blossoms at the same time, symbolising how every cause we make, everything we think, say and do, simultaneously creates a ‘latent’ effect which will surface when the external conditions are right. This stunning flower only grows in a muddy pond, and so it is also a metaphor for happiness blooming from the harsh realities of daily life.

‘Kyo’ signifies sound, teaching, thread, sutra, vibration and flow of life. It also evokes the eternity of life transcending birth and death.

For Nichiren Buddhists, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is the ‘Daddy of all affirmations’ (with multi-layered meanings) and chanting is a ‘boot camp for the soul’. It turns up the volume on the good stuff in your mind. In positive psychology jargon, it generates your highest level of esteem (for self and others), your most resourceful state and your ultimate life-purpose, all rolled into one simple mantra. It takes the complex and profound philosophy of Buddhism and helps you ‘make it real’ in your everyday life.

~ read the full article from Thankingthespoon.com ~ very inspiring!

The chanting class Tuesday January 17 will also include Ohm Gaia with Lisette and Debi.


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