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House dana

Postby unspoken » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:36 pm

My school teacher is going to have a house dana where we only invite a monk into the house and perform dana.

Can anyone tell me that what sutta/chants that on that day we will chant it out? Anyone can link me any audio chanting so that I can learn before hand the event which starts 2 weeks later?
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Re: House dana

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:13 pm

These were a big help to me (and notice the download-able chant book):
http://www.abhayagiri.org/main/media/#chanting

http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/downloads/itemlist/category/27-chanting.html

Now I have a similar question: In the chant book there is a passage, "Requesting a Dhamma teaching", it is a chant to be completed by a lay person as a request to a monk. Anyone know where I can find this recorded as an audio file?
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
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Re: House dana

Postby pilgrim » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:37 am

unspoken wrote:My school teacher is going to have a house dana where we only invite a monk into the house and perform dana.

Can anyone tell me that what sutta/chants that on that day we will chant it out? Anyone can link me any audio chanting so that I can learn before hand the event which starts 2 weeks later?

For house blessings, it'll most likely be the Mangala sutta, Metta sutta, Ratana sutta and also the Jaya Mangala Gatha. You can find them here.

http://www.buddhanet.net/audio-chant.htm
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Re: House dana

Postby PeterB » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:54 am

What a nice thing to do.
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Re: House dana

Postby unspoken » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:12 am

Thanks for the tips and helps. I appreciate it
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