Six Rings Sangha Service

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(3 opening bells with run-down on inkin)

Three Refuges
▲ I take refuge in Buddha
▲ May all beings ⦿
embody the great way,
resolving to awaken

I take refuge in Dharma
▲ May all beings ⦿
deeply enter the sutras,
wisdom like an ocean

I take refuge in Sangha
▲ May all ▲ beings ⦿
support harmony in the community ⦿
free from all hindrance.

● ● (all sit)

/ P Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra   — \ /
(Maka hannya haramitta shingyō 摩訶般若波羅蜜多⼼経)

◎Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, when deeply practicing prajna parami ta, clearly saw ◎ that all five aggregates are empty and thus relieved all suffering. Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness, emptiness does not differ from form. Form itself is emptiness, emptiness itself form. Sensations, perceptions, formations, and consciousness are also like this. Shariputra, all dharmas are marked by emptiness; they neither arise nor cease, are neither defiled nor pure, neither increase nor decrease. Therefore, given emptiness, there is no form, no sensation, no perception, no formation, no consciousness; no eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind; no sight, no sound, no smell, no taste, no touch, no object of mind; no realm of sight... no realm of mind consciousness. There is neither ignorance nor extinction of ignorance... neither old age and death, nor extinction of old age and death; no suffering, no cause, no cessation, no path, no knowledge and no attainment. With nothing to attain, a bodhisattva relies on prajna parami ta, ◎ and thus the mind is without hindrance. Without hindrance, there is no fear. Far beyond all inverted views, one realizes nirvana. All buddhas of past, present, and future rely on prajna paramita ◎ and thereby attain unsurpassed, complete, perfect enlightenment. Therefore, know the prajna paramita as the great miraculous mantra, the great bright mantra, the supreme mantra, the incomparable mantra, which removes all suffering and is true, not false. Therefore we proclaim the prajna paramita mantra, the mantra that says: "Gate Gate ● Paragate Parasamgate ● Bodhi Svaha.

/ P Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo  — \ / —   (3x)
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◎ Kanzeon!
Praise to Buddha!
All are one with Buddha,
◎ (3) All awake to Buddha-
Buddha, Dharma, Sangha-
Eternal, joyous, selfless, pure.
Through the day Kanzeon.
● (3) Through the night Kanzeon.
This moment arises from Mind.
● (3) This moment itself is Mind.

8 Jizo Sama Mantra  —  

8 On Ka-Ka-Kabi Sahn Mah Eh So-Wa-Ka (3X)
8 Om maka 8 (3rd) Keyaraya So-Wa-Ka (3X)

Ino/Leader only- We dedicate the merit of this recitation of Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sutra, Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo and Jizo Sama Mantra for the on-going journey of ▲ ( read names from Bardo list) ▲ and for the well-being of ▲ our teacher, Dai-En Bennage Roshi, (read names from Well-Wishes list) ▲.

We further offer the merit generated by our recitation to all great teachers of truth throughout the world and to those who bring us wisdom and guidance on the path, to our ancestors who have brought us life and to all those yet unborn, may we live our life to benefit all beings in the ten directions and the three times. May we and all beings together realize the Awakened Way —\ /


◎ All Buddhas throughout space and time
◎ All honored ones, Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas
Wisdom beyond wisdom
Maha prajna para mita

/ P Disaster-Preventing Dharani  — \ / — (3x)
(Shōsai Myōkichijō darani 消災妙吉祥陀羅尼)
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◎No mo san man da-moto nan
oha ra-chi koto sha-sono nan ◎(3)
to ji to en gya-gya-gya-ki-gya-ki-
un-nun-shifu ra shifu ra-hara shifu ra
hara shifu ra chishu sa-chishu sa
chishu ●(3) ri chishu ri-sowa ja-sowa
ja- ● (3) sen chi gya shiri e…

Ino/Leader only- We dedicate the merit of this recitation of Disaster Preventing Dharani for all those who are suffering from illness, wars, natural and human-caused disasters, lack of basic needs, those experiencing the pain of racial and socio-economic injustice and for all those trapped in ignorance and hate. And at this time, we especially offer merit for the victims of the Israeli-Hamas war. May the leaders of nations throughout the world use their power to benefit all. With full and tender hearts we bow with gratitude to this path of living for the freedom of all beings.  May we and all Beings find peace and healing through Buddhas’s Way — \ /

◎ All buddhas throughout space and time
◎ All honored ones, Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas
◎ Wisdom beyond wisdom
maha ⦿ prajna ⦿ para ⦿ mi ⦿ ta ⦿ ⦿ ⦿ ⦿ ⦿ ⦿ ⦿⦿⦿/

(Roll down on inkin leads to three full bows)
⦿   ⦿   ⦿⦿
(Finishing with…)
● one standing bow in gassho to the ultimate world (represented by Buddha)
● one standing bow in shashu to the relative world (represented by Sangha)
— \ / — voice inflection
▲tap on kesu by wooden end of striker
/ muffled kutz on kesu
P poke on mokugyo
● small bell
⦿ inkin

8 small jizo bell
/\ hands in gassho
(3) on third recitation
                                                                                         (Rev. 02-20-24)