Chanting is a practice of using our voice and heart to become clear and share our compassionate energy with all beings. Traditional Buddhist chanting kidos (‘energy way’) and ceremonies are held at Musangsa throughout the year.
Why We Chant
Kwanseum Bosal KidoTBD
Kwan Seum Bosal means ‘Bodhisattva of Compassion.” The Chinese characters literally mean, ‘one who hears the sound of the world.’ In Korean Buddhist tradition, Kwan Seum Bosal is the emanation of our compassion mind. Chanting this name is a practice that helps us open our own compassionate heart so that we can connect with all beings and help them. A 100-day Kwan Seum Bosal Kido is held in the main Buddha Hall during the winter kyol che period at Musangsa. Often a supportive practice for the ongoing kyol che, the kido is open to all. Participation and donation support with dedication for the kido are most welcome. For more information, please contact the Musangsa Office.
Sogamonibul KidoMay 15 - May 22, 2018
Sogamonibul Chanting is held before the annual Buddha’s Birthday celebrations. Traditionally, the name of Shakyamuni Buddha is chanted to invites blessings of the Buddha and lotus lanterns are offered all over Korea for this auspicious event. For lotus lantern offering and kido dedications, please contact the Musangsa Office.
49-day Baek Jung Kido (Ulambara)July 8 - August 25, 2018
In Korea, offering a 49-day Ji Jang Bosal chanting kido for ancestors and loved ones who are deceased is an ancient tradition. This practice is held annually during part of the summer kyol che period. Ji Jang Bosal is the emanation of our great vow. Chanting of Ji Jang Bosal and offerings are made by family members with dedication for those who are departed. For more information, please contact the Musangsa Office.
Suneung KidoDates for 2018 TBD
A traditional chanting is offered for the successful completion of entrance examinations for university-bound students in Korea. Offerings and dedications can be made by contacting the Musangsa Office.
Donations can be made by wire transfer to the bank account below. For overseas transfers, please forward us with an email when the transfer has been made.
Kookmin Bank (국민은행)
Swift Code: CZNB KRSE
A/C Name: Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa (숭산국제선원)
A/C No: 733101-01-259386