edited by John Daido Loori
This manual brings together all of the chants used during services and ceremonies at Zen Mountain Monastery and includes an Introduction to Liturgy by John Daido Loori.
Please choose Hardcover or Paperback; 108 pages.
Excellent preparation for attendance at the temple.
Love this book. The unusual shape of the cover is ideal for travel and reminds you that it is a special book, not just a usual book. Printed on great paper. The introduction of this book is full of great lessons and the importance on liturgy. My only complaint is that the spine is a bit rigid. Perhaps with some use it will become better. But for now, it takes too much effort (two hands) to keep it open on a page, making it a bit inconvenient when using it during chants.
I considered purchasing this for several months and finally did. It allows me to chant using the manual and the sounds from the Monastery mp3. I feel more a part of the sanga now.
I sit with a group here in Columbus and they use a manual for chants etc. I wanted a slightly better made book and found it in this. The translations are slightly different, which brings new insight into meaning and intent for me.