Sutra Book

Customary Refrain

All Buddhas throughout space and time

All Bodhisattva Mahasattvas

Maha Prajña Paramita


Verse of Atonement

All evil karma ever committed by me since of old

On account of my beginningless greed,

anger, and ignorance

Born of my body, mouth, and thought

Now I atone for it all.


Verse of the Kesa

Vast is the robe of liberation,

A formless field of liberation.

I wear the Tathataga teaching,

Saving all sentient beings.


The Four Great Vows

Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to free them.

Delusions are inexhaustible. I vow to transform them.

Dharma gates are boundless, I vow to enter them.

The Buddha Way is unattainable, I vow to embody it.


Maha Prajña Paramita Heart Sutra

Avalokiteshvara Bodhistattva, doing deep Prajña Paramita

Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions

Thus completely relieving misfortune and pain.

Oh Shariputra, form is no other than emptiness,

Emptiness no other than form;

Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form.

Sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness are likewise like this.

Oh Shariputra, all Dharmas are forms of emptiness:

Not born, not destroyed; not stained, not pure; without loss, without gain.

So in emptiness there is no form, no sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness.

No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind; no color, sound, smell, taste, touch, phenomena.

No realm of sight, no realm of consciousness; no ignorance and no end to ignorance,

No old age and death, no end to old age and death,

No suffering, no cause of suffering, no extinguishing, no path, no wisdom, and no gain.

No gain and thus the Bodhisattva lives Prajña Paramita, with no hindrance in the mind.

No hindrance, therefore no fear.

Far beyond deluded thoughts, this is Nirvana.

All past, present and future Buddhas live Prajña Paramita

And therefore attain Añutara-Samyak-Sambodhi.

Therefore know Prajña Paramita is the great mantra,

The vivid mantra, the best mantra, the unsurpassable mantra.

It completely clears all pain.

This is the truth, not a lie.

So set forth the Prajña Paramita mantra,

Set forth this mantra and say:

Gate Gate Paragate! Parasamgate! Bodhi Svaha!

Prajña Heart Sutra!


Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani

(Auspicious Dharani for Averting Calamity)

No Mo San Man Da Moto Non Oha Ra Chi Koto Sha

Sono Nan To Ji To En Gya Gya Gya Ki Gya Ki Un

Nun Shiu Ra Shiu Ra Hara Shiu Ra Hara Shiu Ra

Chishu Sa Chishu Sa Chishu Ri Chishu Ri Sowa Ja

Sowa Ja Sen Chi Gya Shiri E Somo Ko


En Mei Jukku Kannon Gyo

Kan Ze On

Na Mu Butsu Yo

Butso U In Yo

Butsu U En

Bup Po So En

Jo Raku Go Jo Cho Nen

Kan Ze On Bo Nen

Kan Ze On Nen Nen

Ju Shin Ki Nen Nen Fu Ri Shin



At one with Buddha

Directly Buddha

Also indirectly Buddha

And indirectly Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.

Joyful pure eternal being!

Morning mind is Kanzeon.

Evening mind is Kanzeon.

Nen, nen arises from Mind.

Nen, nen is not separate from Mind.