LIT501 - Chanting Practicum One (3 Units)
Textbook: Reading materials will be provided.
Course Length: 9 week course
Additional Course Expenses: A moktak and bell (small inkin, handbell, and/or singing bowl); they are useful to have, but not required for the practicum.
This course offers audio recordings for each chant and some interactive videos that will guide the student each step of the way.
Chanting practice is an extremely important aspect of the Zen student’s daily liturgy. Newer students sometimes have great difficulty understanding the efficacy of chanting practice. Usually, these doubts and questions subside after chanting for a regular period of time, and most of these students eventually arrive upon a similar understanding of this chanting practice, which is something like, ‘oh! When I completely focus on my voice and the voices around me during chanting I sometimes experience the stopping of all the mental chatter in my head!’
- Professor: Oscar Urena