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Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:15:55 pm »
This is a large set of videos please feel free to view them in your free time.  There are karoke type characters so you can chant if you know the service or read Chinese.  The style is what we all know in all Chinese temples.

this is the first video of the evening service the Amtibha Sutra  it runs 9.5 mins.  Watch it to see how you bow at the beginning or end of the services.  These nuns are bhikshuni wearing brown haiqing and brown 9 strip robes.

  this is video 2 continuing the Amitabha Sutra

  this is video 3 continuing with the Heart Sutra, notice the final part of the food offering being conducted while the Heart Sutra is being recited.
Chinese Buddhism is the oldest form of Buddhism in the USA, in 2013 it is 161 years old.  The first Buddhist temples were built in California in 1952 & 1854. Second oldest is Korean in 1900 and Japanese in 1902 both in Hawaii.

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Re: Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010, 09:27:55 pm »
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Re: Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 08:56:51 pm »
Dear Venerable;
 I lost this forum & just found it again. Thank you so much for the videos, they are wonderful. Is there a Pinyin version of the Sutra availabe so I can chant along & learn the characters.

I visted the IBPS temple in Raleigh, NC on opening day, it's so modern & beautiful, the nuns very welcoming. I'd love to return and participate in an Amitabha service.

And I remember those prostrations, I did them a lot in training, and still try to do a few full ones every day.
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Re: Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 04:59:43 am »
Yes, Rory and welcome again!

The fgsliturgy group at yahoo.com has this and also if you are near the fgs temples you can get a copy of the daily recitation book and in the evening service.
Chinese Buddhism is the oldest form of Buddhism in the USA, in 2013 it is 161 years old.  The first Buddhist temples were built in California in 1952 & 1854. Second oldest is Korean in 1900 and Japanese in 1902 both in Hawaii.

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Re: Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 08:13:21 pm »
Dear Venerable;
When I visitedthe FGS temple I wanted to purchase a liturgy book & and they told me they don't sell them, which seemed odd to me.  And now I cannot find the yahoo group, could they have deleted it?

I just saw there is a Kuan-Yin chanting session at City of 10,000 Buddhas in July,
http://www.drbu.org/index.php/Events/Guan-Yin-Bodhisattva-Recitation-Session.html
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Re: Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 08:44:37 pm »
Hi Rory,

Strange, because I managed to access it just moments ago and it's still up although activity is hardly forthcoming.
From my experience, yes they don't sell it but at my local chapter, I spoke to the Chapter Abbess back then in 1999 and obtained one copy for my personal reference and devotional use after giving an offering to the temple. And recently this year, I obtained a second copy of the same book after speaking to the current Chapter Abbess who didn't even ask for anything in return but I gave an offering out of gratitude. 

Perhaps you could request to speak to the Chapter's Guiding Venerable or Abbess and make the request and if they have excess copies, I am sure they would not mind sparing one for you.

Maitri  :namaste:

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Re: Youtube videos of Chinese Ceremonies typical in temples
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 08:11:27 pm »
T, I tried again and was successful, I wasn't typing 'eliturgy' . That's good advice about speaking to the Venerables there and asking them.  Next time I go I will do just that.
 Many thanks,
 and I subscribed to your channel. The Guan Yin chapter in Pinyin and Chinese with a voice speaking is such a fantastic way to learn.
  :namaste:  I am really grateful to kind people who post these kinds of things.
   gassho
Rory
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