Great Love, Great Compassion Chanting
We invite you to register a name of a loved one who is currently suffering for our Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting, or for Ji Jang Bosal Chanting, for a loved one who has recently died. We will recite these names when we do special chanting. A brief description of what this means:
Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
Kwan Seum Bosal means “One Who Listens to the Cries of the World”. When we chant the name of Kwan Seum Bosal, we engage in a meditation practice of opening our hearts to great love and great compassion. We become one. Becoming one, minds and hearts meet. Peaceful, calm energy and the soothing hand of compassion meet our suffering loved one, no matter what the distance in space and time.
Ji Jang Bosal Chanting
From our Zen practice perspective, we chant the name Ji Jang Bosal to awaken in this very moment, transforming consciousness from one moment world to the next. If, for one instant, we completely chant — then all beings, living and in death, awaken at once! Traditionally, from a religious Buddhist perspective, Ji Jang Bosal is the Bodhisattva that accompanies those who have died, helping them to clarify their karma during the 49-day period known as the Bardo realm, when their consciousness is transforming from one life to another.