EVENING CHANTING
DEDICATION OF OFFERINGS
- (YO SO) bhagava araham sammasambuddho
-Svakkhato yena bhagavata dhammo
-Supatipanno yassa bhagavato savakasangho
-Tammayam bhagavantam sadhammam sasangham
-Imehi sakkarehi yatharaham aropitehi abhipujayama
-Sadhu no bhante bhagava suciraparinibbutopi
-Pacchima janata nukampama nasa
-Ime sakkare duggata panakarabhute patigganhatu
-Amhakam digharattam hitaya sukaya

DEDICATION OF OFFERINGS
-To the Blessed One, the Lord who fully attained perfect enlightenment,
-To the Teaching which he expounded so well,
-And to the Blessed One's disciples, who have practised well,
-To these - the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha -
-We render with offerings our rightful homage.
-It is well for us, Blessed One, that has attained liberation,
-You still had compassion for later generations.
-Deign to accept these simple offerings
-For our long-lasting benefit and for the happiness it gives us.

-( Araham) sammasambuddho bhagava
-Buddham bhagavantam abhivademi
-bow -
-( Svakkhato) bhagavata dhammo
-Dhammam namassami
-bow -
-( Supatipanno ) bhagavato savakasangho
-Sangham namami
-bow -


-The Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened and Blessed One - I render homage to the Buddha.
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-The Teaching so completely explained by him - I bow to the Dhamma.
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-The Blessed One's disciples who have practised well - I bow to the Sangha.
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PRELIMINARY HOMAGE
(Handa mayam buddhassa bhagavato pubbabhaganamakaram caromase)
[Namo tassa] bhagavato arahato sammasambuddhassa
(three times)

PRELIMINARY HOMAGE
(Now let us pay preliminary homage to the Buddha)
-Homage to the Blessed,the Noble and Perfectly Enlightened One.

RECOLLECTION OF THE BUDDHA
(Handa mayam buddhanussatinayam karomase)
- [Tam kho] pana bhagavantam evam kalyano kittisaddo abbhuggato
-ltipi so bhagava araham sammasambuddho
-Vijjacaranasampanno sugato lokavidu
-Anuttaro purisadammasarathi sattha devamanussanam buddho bhagavati

RECOLLECTION OF THE BUDDHA
(Now let us chant the recollection of the Buddha)
-A good word of the Blessed One's reputation has spread as follows:
-He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
-He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
-He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy.

SUPREME PRAISE OF THE BUDDHA
(Handa mayam buddhabhigitim karomase)
-[Buddhavarahanta] varatadigunabhiyutto
-Suddhabhinana karunahi samagatatto
-Bodhesi yo sujanatam kamalam va saro
-Vandamaham tamaranam sirasa jinendam
-Buddho yo sabbapaninam saranam khemamuttamam
-Pathama nussatit. thanam vandilimi tam sirenaham
-Buddhassahasmi daso* va buddho me samikissaro
-Buddho dukkhassa ghata ca vidhata ca hitassa me
-Buddhassaham niyyademi sariran .jivitancidam
-Vandantoham** carissami buddhasseva subodhitam

-Natthi me saranam annam buddho me saranam varam
-Etena saccavajjena vaddheyyam satthu sasane
-Buddham me vandamanena* yam punnam pasutam idha
-Sabbepi antaraya me mahesum tassa tejasa
-Bowing -
-Kayena vacaya va cetasava
-Buddhe kukammam pakatam maya yam
-Buddho patigganhatu accayantam
-Kalantare samavaritum va buddhe

women chant: *dasi. vandantiham

SUPREME PRAISE OF THE BUDDHA
(Now let us chant the supreme praise of the Buddha)
-The Buddha, the truly worthy one, endowed with such excellent qualities,
-Whose being is composed of purity, transcendental wisdom and compassion;
-Who has enlightened the wise like the sun awakening the lotus.
-I bow my head to that peaceful chief of conquerors.
-The Buddha who is the safe, secure refuge of all beings-
-As the First Object of Recollection, with bowed head I venerate him.
-I am indeed the Buddha's servant, the Buddha is my Lord and Guide.
-The Buddha is sorrow's destroyer, who bestows blessings on me.
-To the Buddha I dedicate this body and life
-And in devotion I will walk the Buddha's path of awakening.

-For me there is no other refuge, the Buddha is my excellent refuge.
-By the utterance of this truth may I grow in the Master's Way.
-By my devotion to the Buddha, and the blessing of this practice-
-By its power may all obstacles be overcome.
- Bowing -
-By body, speech or mind,
-For whatever wrong action I have committed towards the
Buddha,
-May my acknowledgement of fault be accepted;
-That in future there may be restraint regarding the Buddha.

RECOLLECTION OF THE DHAMMA
(Handa mayam dhammanussatinayam karomase)
- [Svdkkhato] bhagavata dhammo
-Sanditthiko akaliko ehipassiko
-Opanayiko paccattam veditabbo vinnuhiti

SUPREME PRAISE OF THE DHAMMA
(Handa mayam dhammabhigutim karomase)
- [Svakkhatata] diguna.yogavasena seyyo
-Yo magga paka.pariyatti.vimokkha bhedo
-Dhammo kuloka.patana tada dhari dhari
-Vandamaham tamaharam varadhammametam
-Dhammo yo sabbapaninam saranam khemamuttamam
-Dutiya.nussatit thanam vandami tam sirenaham

-Dhammasshasmi daso* va dhammo me samikissaro
-Dhammo dukkhassa ghata ca vidhata ca hitasasa me
-Dhammassaham niyyademi sarira jivitancidam
-Vandantoham** carissami dhammasseva sudhammatam
-Natthi me saranam annam dhammo me saranam varam
-Etena saccavajjena vaddheyyam satthu sesane
-Dhammam me vandhamanena***yam punnam pasutam idha
-Sabbepi antaraya me mahesum tassa tejasa
- Bowing -

-Kayena vacaya va cetasa va
-Dhamme kukammam pakatam maya yam
-Dhammo patigganhatu accayantam
-Kalantare sam varitum va dhamme

* women chant: vandamanaya

RECOLLECTION OF THE DHAMMA
(Now let us chant the recollection of the Dhamma)
-The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
-Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
-Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise.

SUPREME PRAISE OF THE DHAMMA
(Now let us chant the supreme praise of the Dhamma)
-It is excellent because it is' well-expounded',
-And it can be divided into Path and Fruit, Practice and Liberation.
-The Dhamma holds those who uphold it from falling into delusion.
-I revere the excellent teaching, that which removes darkness
-The Dhamma, which is the supreme, secure refuge of all beings-
-As the Second Object of Recollection, I venerate it with bowed head.

-I am indeed the Dhamma's servant, the Dhamma is my Lord and Guide.
-The Dhamma is sorrow's destroyer and it bestows blessings on me.
-To that Teaching I dedicate this body and life
-And in devotion I will walk this excellent way of Truth.
-For me there is no other refuge, the Truth is my excellent refuge.
-By the utterance of this truth may I grow in the Master's Way.
-By my devotion to the Truth, and the blessing of this practice-
-By its power may all obstacles be overcome.
- Bowing -
-By body, speech or mind,
-For whatever wrong action I have committed towards the Truth,
-May my acknowledgement of fault be accepted;
-That in future there may be restraint regarding the Dhamma.

RECOLLECTION OF THE SANGHA
(Handa mayam sanghanussatinayam karomase)
- [Supatipanno] bhagavato savakasangho
-Ujupatipanno bhagavato savakasangho
-Nayapatipanno bhagavato savakasangho
-Samicipatipanno bhagavato savakasangho
-Yadidam cattari purisayugani attha purisapuggala
-Esa bhagavato savakasangho

-Ahuneyyo pahuneyyo dakkhineyyo anjalikaraniyo

-Anuttaram punnakkhettam lokassati

RECOLLECTION OF THE SANGHA
(Now let us chant the recollection of the Sangha)
-They are the Blessed One's disciples who have practised well,
-Who have practised directly,
-Who have practised insightfully,
-Those who are accomplished in the practice;
-That is the four pairs, the eight kinds of noble beings,
-These are the Blessed One's disciples.
-Such ones are worthy of gifts, worthy of hospitality, worthy of offerings, worthy of respect;
-They give occasion for incomparable goodness to arise in the world.

SUPREME PRAISE OF THE SANGHA
(Handa mayam sanghabhigitim karomase)
- [Saddhammajo] supatipattigunbiyutto
-Yotthabbido ariyapuggala.sanghasettho
-Siladidhamma.pavara.sayakayacitto
-Vandamaham tamariyana ganam susuddham
-Safigho yo sabbapaninam saranam khemamuttamam
-Tatiya.nussatit thanam vandami tam sirenaham
-Sanghassahasmi daso* va sangho me samikissaro
-Sangho dukkhassa ghata ca vidhata ca hitassa me
-Sanghassham niyyademi sariran.jivitanicidam
-Vandantoham** carissami sanghassopatipannatam
-Natthi me saranam annam sangho me saranam varam
-Etena saccavajjena vaddheyyam satthu sasane
-Sangham me vandamanena***yam punnam pasutam idha
-Sabbepi antaraya me mahesum tassa tejasa
-Bowing -
-Kayena vacaya va cetasa va
-Sanghe kukamrnam pakatam maya yam
-Sangho patigganhatu accayantam
-Kalantare samvaritum va sanghe

SUPREME PRAISE OF THE SANGHA
(Now let us chant the supreme praise of the San gha)
-Born of the Dhamma, (that Sangha) which has practised well,
-The field of the Sangha formed of eight kinds of noble beings,
-Guided in body and mind by excellent morality and other virtues.
-I revere that assembly of noble beings perfected in purity.
-The Sangha which is the supreme, secure refuge for all beings-
-As the Third Object of Recollection, I venerate it with bowed head.
-I am indeed the Sangha's servant, the Sangha is my Lord and Guide.
-The Sangha is sorrow's destroyer and it bestows blessings on me.
-To the Sangha I dedicate this body and life,
-And in devotion I will walk the well-practised way of the Sangha.
-For me there is no other refuge, the Sangha is my excellent refuge.
-By the utterance of this truth may I grow in the Master's Way.
-By my devotion to the Sangha, and the blessing of this practice-
-By its power may all obstacles be overcome.
-Bowing -

-By body, speech or mind,
-For whatever wrong action I have committed towards the Sangha.
-May my acknowledgement of fault be accepted;
-That in future there may be restraint regarding the Sangha.

REFLECTIONS ON SHARING BLESSINGS
( Handa mayam uddissanaddhitthanagdthdyo bhanamase)
- [Iminai punnakammena] upajjhaya gunuttara
-Acariyupara ca matapita ca nataka
-Suriyo candima raja gunavanta narapi ca
-Brahmamara ca inda ca lokapala ca devata
-Yamo mitta manussa ca majjhatta verikapi ca
-Sabbe satta sukhi hontu punani pakatahi me
-Sukhanca tividarm dentu khippam papetha vomatam
-Imina punnakammena imina uddissena ca
-Khippaham sulabhe ceva tanhupadana.chedanam
-Ye santane hina dhamma yava nibbanato mamam
-Nassantu sabbadA yeva yattha jto bhave bhave
-Ujucittath satipanna sallekho viriyamhina
-mara labhantu nokasam katunca viriyesu me
-Buddhodhipavaro natho dhammo natho varuttamo
-Natho paccekabuddho ca sangho nathottaro mamam
-Tesottamanubhavena marokasam labhantu mam

REFLECTION ON SHARING BLESSINGS
(Now let us recite the verses of dedication)
-By the blessings that have arisen from my practice, may my Venerable Preceptors,
-And Teachers who have helped me, Mother, Father and relatives,
-King and Queen, worldly powers, virtuous human beings,
-The Supreme Beings, Demons and High Gods, the guardian deities of the world, celestial beings,
-The Lord of Death; people - friendly, indifferent and hostile -
-May all beings be well! May the skillful deeds done by me
-Bring you three-fold bliss. May this quickly bring you to the Deathless.
-By this act of goodness and through the act of sharing,
-May I likewise attain the cutting-off of craving and clinging.
-Whatever faults I have until I attain liberation,
-May they quickly perish. Wherever I am born, may there be
-An upright mind, mindfulness and wisdom, austerity and vigour.
-May harmful influences not weaken my efforts.
-The Buddha is the unexcelled protector, the Dhamma is the supreme protection,
-Peerless is the ' Silent Buddha' , the Sangha is my true refuge.
-By the power of these Supreme Ones, may I rise above all ignorance.