Practice Tracks

I am using this space to collect practice tracks.

This one is for Pureland Nembutsu.

Breath Nembutsu- this song explores using breath to direct the Nembutsu and include all either vocally or silently.

Ryokan- this hymn has words by the poet, Ryokan. The picture is of a tiny Pureland garden in Leicester.

This one is for Breath Is The Call And Response.

This one is for Pass The Mountains.

 

Find word sheets and notation sheets here: https://purelandwriting.wordpress.com/

But! Until my ICT skills have reached the level of my typing skills, here are the word sheets for the last two practice tracks!

Breath-Nembutsu                                                           (this one is a round)

Breath is the call and response;

Calling and listening are the Nembutsu-

Amida has made it so,

That every being, in breathing,

Can call and listen to His Holy Word-

 

Namo Amida Bu.

 

And when we have listened,

We can entrust to Him

And be carried by Him-

 

Namo Amida Bu.

 

Ryokan                                                                                 (this one is by Ryokan)

Pass the mountain where white clouds linger,

I will share with you a song about young bracken.

This is the Pureland Sangeet Choir practicing a new, 3 part arrangement of a Nembutsu from the Amida Shu liturgy on 22.10.17 at Amida Mandala temple.

Faith

Music is faith, music is faith, music is faith, music is faith.

Namo Amida, Namo Amida, Namo Amida Bu.

Music is gratitude, music is gratitude, music is gratitude.

Music is mindfulness, music is mindfulness, music is mindfulness, Namo Amida Bu!

Music is community, music is community, music is community.

Ippen

Among all living things, mountains and rivers, grasses and trees,

even the sounds of blowing winds and rising waves –

there is nothing that is not the nembutsu.

Ryokan

Pass the mountain where white clouds linger,

I will share with you a song about young bracken.

This Is

This is a thought and it’s passing through, This is a feeling and it’s passing through –

Ocean currents, Ocean currents, Ocean currents, Ocean currents.

Namo Amida Bu! Namo Amida Bu!

Dartington Nembutsu

Namo Amida Bu, Namo Amida Bu.

Ocean Affirmation Hymn

My mind flows freely Through the great ocean of consciousness.

I need not fear with Amida by my side.

My mind flows freely Through the great ocean of consciousness.

I need not fear with Amida as my guide.

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