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.