Buddhist Chanting

This is an offering of Buddhist Chanting. Eventually we hope it will represent devotional and sutra chanting from all Buddhist traditions. If you have any quality audio material to contribute to this section (especially Tibetan), it would be much appreciated. Please email: webmaster.

Chinese Pureland Chants (MP3 Files)

Courtesy of Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

Pali Devotional Chanting (MP3 Files)

Compiled and recited by VenerableIndaratana Maga Thera

01-chant-01.mp3     174KB     Introduction

02-chant-02.mp3     75KB       Buddhabhivadana – Salutation to the Buddha

03-chant-03.mp3     142KB     Tri-Sarana – The Three Refuges

04-chant-04.mp3     120KB     Panca Sila – The Five Precept

05-chant-05.mp3     210KB     Buddha Vandana – Homage to the Buddha

06-chant-06.mp3     201KB     Shamma Vandana – Homeage to the Doctrine

07-chant-07.mp3     306KB     Sangha Vandana – Homage to the Disciples of the Buddha

08-chant-08.mp3     57KB       Cetiya Vandana – Salutation to the Pagodas

09-chant-09.mp3     264KB     Bodha Vandana – Salution to the Bodhi Tree

10-chant-10.mp3     56KB       Padipa Puja – Offering of Lights

11-chant-11.mp3     56KB       Sugandha Puja – Offering of Incense

12-chant-12.mp3     111KB      Puppha Puja – Offering of Flowers

13-chant-13.mp3     268KB     Anumodana – Transference of Mertis to Departed Relatives

14-chant-14.mp3     78KB       Patti Dana – Transference of Mertis to Departed Relatives

15-chant-15.mp3     55KB       Patthana – Aspiration

16-chant-16.mp3     65KB       Khamayacana – Forgiveness of Faults

17-chant-17.mp3     695KB     Mangala Sutta – The Discourse on Blessings

18-chant-18.mp3     1,155KB   Ratana Sutta – The Discourse on Jewels

19-chant-19.mp3     456KB     Metta Sutta – The Discourse on Loving-kindness

20-chant-20.mp3     1,185KB   Maha Jayamangala Gatha – Great Verses of Joyous Victory

The accompanying text ‘Vandana: Pali Devotional Chanting and Hymns’ is available in the BuddhaNet eBook Library:

vandana02.pdf [726KB]

Chinese Devotional Hymns (MP3 Files)

Sung by Visarad Srima Ratnayaka 01-hymn-01.mp3     235KB     Introduction 02-hymn-02.mp3     761KB     Nava Guna Gatha – The Nine Virtues of the Buddha 03-hymn-03.mp3     573KB     Narasiha Gatha – Stanzas of the Lion of Men 04-hymn-04.mp3     666KB     Paticca-samuppada – Reflection on the Wheel of Life 05-hymn-05.mp3     1,492KB  Jayamangala Gatha – Stanzas of Victory and Blessings 06-hymn-06.mp3     302KB     Caturarakkha Bhavana – For Protective Meditations (Summary) 07-hymn-07.mp3     216KB     Chattamanavaka Gatha – Stanzas of the Triple Gem 08-hymn-08.mp3     Selected verses from the Dhammapada  3,071KB  Forty-six Verses The accompanying text ‘Vandana: Pali Devotional Chanting and Hymns’ is available in the BuddhaNet eBook Library: vandana02.pdf [726KB]

The Buddhist Society of Western Australia Chanting Book (MP3 Files)           07KB       Text of Pali Chanting – with English Translations 1 chanting.mp3     2.4MB     1. Dedication of Offerings (NB: large file) 2 chanting.mp3     600KB     2. Preliminary Homage 3 chanting.mp3     750KB     3. Recollection of the Buddha 4 chanting.mp3     1,492KB  4. Recollection of the Buddha 5 chanting.mp3     302KB     5. Recollection of the Sangha 6 chanting.mp3     216KB     6. The Metta Sutta: The Buddha’s Words on Loving-kindness 7 chanting.mp3     5.1MB      7. The Refuges and Precepts (NB: large file size)

Magnetic Buddha Dharma Chanting – Pali/English (MP3 Files)

01 mbdc.mp3     1,643KB  1. Homage 02 mbdc.mp3     2,264KB  2. The Three Refuges 03 mbdc.mp3     4,321KB  3. The Three Jewels 04 mbdc.mp3     3,195KB  4. Revering the Buddha 05 mbdc.mp3     3,891KB  5. Revering the Triple Gem 06 mbdc.mp3     3,076KB  6. Loving-Kindness 07 mbdc.mp3     3,810KB  7. Spreading Loving-Kindness 08 mbdc.mp3     3,866KB  8. Verses of Protection 09 mbdc.mp3     4,884KB  9. The Five Recollection 10 mbdc.mp3     3,465KB  10. The Ten Perfections 11 mbdc.mp3     5,786KB  11. Good Wishes 12 mbdc.mp3     1,492KB  12. Dedication of Merit

Vietnamese Chanting – Sino-Vietnamese (MP3 Files)

vietchant01.mp3     2.921KB   The Early Mornig Great Bell Verse (NB: large file size) vietchant02.mp3     4.067KB   The Prayer for Harmony and Peace (NB: large file size)

Pureland Chanting – Chinese (MP3 Files)

Namo Amituofo.mp3     281KB    Chant of Amitabha Buddha: Namo Amituofo!

Namo Amitabha.mp3     5,075KB Namo Amitabha (NB: large file size)

Chanting Om Mani Padme Hum – Chinese (MP3 Files)

OmManiPadeHum.mp3     2,017KB   Om Mani Oadme Hum

OmManiPadeHum.mp3     21,355KB Om Mani Padme Hum (NB: very large file size)

Chanting of Nichiren Buddhism (MP3 Files)

nam myoho.mp2        2.201KB   Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

nichiren gong.mp3     3.224KB Nam Myoho Renge Kyo/recitation 2nd/16th chap. Lotus Sutra

>>> Text of the Nichiren Chanting

Pali Buddhist Chanting – Thai Style (MP3 Files)

From Wat Luang Phor Sodh Dhammakayaram, Thailand. Chanting Leader: Phra Bhavana Visutthikhun, abbot.

Namo3refuges.mp3       201KB     Namo tassa and The Three Refuges

Dhammachakka.mp3     2,139KB  Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta ( The Buddha’s First Sermon)

Pali Buddhist Devotional Chanting:

1 Thai chanting.mp3    1,991KB   1. An invitation to the Devas

2 Thai chanting.mp3    1,554KB   2.  Anussarana Patha Chant

3 Thai chanting.mp3    1,773KB   3. Buddha Jaya Mangala Gatha

4 Thai chanting.mp3     1,356KB   4. Chaya Paritta Chant

5 Thai chanting.mp3     7,643KB   5. Pali Tripitaka Chant

6 Thai chanting.mp3     2,640KB   6. The Blessing Chant

7 Thai chanting.mp3     2,670KB   7. Jinapanjara Gatha

8 Thai chanting.mp3     3,670KB   8. Devotional Chant(1)

9 Thai chanting.mp3     3,649KB   9. Devotional Chant(2)

Phra Katha Chinabunchorn Mantra (WMA file)

Chinabunchorn Mantra.wma     321KB     This is the greatest Katha mantra of all, Which Somdej To receive from an old scroll from Sri Lanka. The meaning of this Katha is great blessings and a chant for praying.

Paritta Pali Chanting – Burmese Style (MP3 Files)

Chanted by Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda, Rector of the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University in Myanmar.

Introduction                      3,323KB

01 Paritta Pali Chant        7,031KB

02 Paritta Pali Chant        8,870KB

03 Paritta Pali Chant        18,258KB

04 Paritta Pali Chant        6,976KB

05 Paritta Pali Chant        4,753KB

06 Paritta Pali Chant        4,949KB

07 Paritta Pali Chant        3,529KB

08 Paritta Pali Chant        16, 524KB

09 Paritta Pali Chant        15,863KB

10 Paritta Pali Chant        2,070KB

11 Paritta Pali Chant        5,707KB

12 Paritta Pali Chant        11,884KB

Buddhist Mantras (WAV Format Files)

omm.wav                92KB       Mantra: OM MANI OADME HUM (Tibetan Buddhist)

amtb8.wav              882KB     Name of Amitabha Buddha: NAMO AMITABHA (Pure Land)

gelug chant.wav      55KB       Chanting by Tibetan monks in the Gelugpa tradition