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Aloka
10 Jun 15, 23:26
Another blog article from Soto Zen teacher Brad Warner:

"What’s the Deal With Zen Ceremonies?"

https://hardcorezen.info/whats-the-deal-with-zen-ceremonies/3620

Any comments ?

Seiun An
14 Jan 16, 18:02
when I lived by a Zendo we too chanted Heart Sutra in Japanese and English - not everyday but a few times a month.

But when I saw the title I recalled not a periodic ceremony but the ones where I took on the Soto Vows

It was pretty meaningful - having to vow each vow in front of the sangha 3 times and then I was allowed to put on my handsown robe.
It just lent power to the vows as opposed to it just being some intellectual exercise.

There is some power to ceremonies - but it is more what it signifies as opposed to the actual ceremony itself.

_/I\_