These sounds have been used since ancient times
because the effects of repeated chanting are very beneficial. As well
as helping to develop breathing control, chanting focuses the mind
and energizes the body.
At Komyokan we regularly chant a selection of
Sutras including the Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra).Sessions are normally lead by Ezra Sensei who uses the big Dojo
drum to create the rhythm. During the session everyone sits on the
mat using either a meditation cushion, small wooden bench or in some
cases, a chair.
You would be welcome to join in these sessions, even if you don’t
practice Aikido. There is no charge.