LITURGY

Downloadable chants used at HZC:

Great Compassion Dharani, DAI HI SHIN DHARANI. (mp3 Audio)

Harmony of Difference and Equality, SANDOKAI.
(mp3 Audio)

Chanting the Names of the Buddhas and Ancestors.
(mp3 Audio)

Full Moon Ceremony, RYAKU FUSATSU. (mp3 Audio)

Oryoki/formal eating bowls: Manual of Instruction (pdf) here.


Zen Glossary and terms frequently used at HZC (coming in the future).

LINKS TO
CENTERS
OUTSIDE
HOUSTON

AUSTIN ZEN CENTER

3014 Washington Square Austin, TX 78705 512.452.5777

MARIA KANNON ZEN CENTER

Dallas area zendo

DALLAS BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION

515 Apollo Road, Richardson, TX 75081

SAN ANTONIO ZEN

BUDDHIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP

Texas Hill Country Chapter

DHARMA RAIN ZEN CENTER

SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER

SWEEPING ZEN

An informative site about Zen lineages

picture of the mountains at Tassajarra Zen Center

ZEN IN THE WEST

Soto Zen, as practiced at Houston Zen Center, has its roots in India, China and Japan. Zen teachers from Japan started coming to the States at the end of the 1800’s, and continued to visit during the early 1900’s, eventually establishing Centers, temples and monasteries. photo of Suzuki RoshiA Zen priest by the name of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi came to San Francisco in 1959 to lead the Japanese Zen congregation there, eventually, in 1967, establishing the first Zen monastery. Our Abbot trained there for many years. It is known as Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and is now the oldest and largest Zen monastery in the West. Visitors are welcome during the summer months. The sounds of Tassajara are available on this page, below.

RESOURCES

Links to web sites that offer downloadable versions of Zen and other Mahayana Buddhists Scriptures. Scroll through the various offerings to discover many generous offerings and surprises.

Everyday Zen: A reliable resource for study guides, dharma talks and more.

Buddhist Information

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Sounds of the Monastery and the Daily Monastic Chants: You will hear the sound of the head monk running through the hills, ringing the bell to wake everyone up before dawn -- with the creek in the background. You can then listen to the wooden drum and robe chant, followed by the daily morning chants, meal sutras and more.

The early Wake Up Bell.

The Time Drum through the Robe Chant.

Morning Service Chants: Heart Sutra through Dai Hi Shin Darani.

Meal Chants.

The Refuges in Pali.

Night Watch, Lights Out.