Shin Buddhist Service Book

$15.00
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SKU:
3015-0010

Buddhist Education Center of Orange County Buddhist Church.

A comprehensive, contemporary service book that includes everything needed for a Shin Buddhist service at temple or at home.  Organized into 5 sections: "Entering" - a brief welcome and introduction to Jodo Shinshu and temple customs, "Speaking" - words for recitation like the Three Treasures, "Chanting" - sutras including English translations and kanji, "Singing" - both Japanese and English gathas, and "Notes" - about Shinran and his teachings as well as about special observances.  Special binding allows the book to easily lay open flat.

For temple bulk orders of 50 or more copies, please contact the BCA Bookstore.



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  • 5
    Shin Buddhist service book

    Posted by Lesley Fujii on 14th Mar 2018

    It's the same service book used at my church. I am happy to have my own copy at home for study. Thank you!

  • 5
    Organized and Informative

    Posted by Robert Crawford on 1st Oct 2017

    This is no ordinary service book. It provides all the things you would expect in a service book, but also explains the reason they are included. For the beginner to a Buddhist service it provides a comforting explanation as to what to expect. For the more scholarly minded members, it provides references for where the books inclusions came from and why they are relevant. This is a valuable addition to a Buddhist's library.

  • 4
    Excellent for Daily Practice or In Groups

    Posted by Sensei Shaku Mui on 27th Sep 2016

    I recently purchased this book and was expecting a smallish kind of a chant book. The book I received was beautifully and expertly edited. Not only does the book contain daily chants for personal use but is also perfectly presented for our sangha devotional periods. While I am not a fan of liturgical music, I was impressed by the songs that take up about half the book.

    I found it is perfect for the devotional aspects. I would have liked to have seen some commentary, an explanation of where and when the chants arose and their meaning on both a conventional and transcendent level. This was, however outside of the scope of the book, and wisely left to my own exploration as the words mean different things to different people and even at different stages of our lives or moods.

    All in all, the book is great! I have used it daily in my personal practice and added it to our sanghas list of must have liturgy. Well done!

  • 5
    Good for home

    Posted by Dawn Marie Donivan on 10th Apr 2016

    Very good service book for home. English language translation of the Sutras. Book was wrapped up for me. Shipping cost was great.

  • 5
    Good book

    Posted by Michael on 2nd Feb 2015

    There are no temples whereI live now. I wanted to continue with some of the chanting that I had learned. The service book had the chants that I wanted. There are other things in the book that are useful to me. It's a very nice book

  • 5
    Good book

    Posted by Michael on 2nd Feb 2015

    I moved to an area that doesn't have a temple. I wanted to be able to do some of the chants we had practiced before I moved away. The service book had the chants that I wanted. It has some other useful information as well. Very nice book. Very happy with it.