We chant a version of the nembutsu which means to keep remember the Buddha.  Here is the chant that we do  every Sunday as a part of our practice and a brief explanation of what it represent? Here it is.
 
Namu Amitabhaya
Buddhaya
Dharmaya
Shanghaya
 
Namu Amitabhaya
Buddhaya
Dharmaya
Shanghaya
 
Namu Namu Amitbhaya
Namu Namu Amitbhaya
 
 
The chant traditionally uses Namo which means Homage to, we use the less traditional “namu” which means “to bow” and can also be loosely translated as “to become.” as to become Amitabhaya Buddha who is a Trans-Historical Buddha of Boundless Compassion accepting everyone just as they are, a Buddha of absolute grace. The chant is an aspiration to become like Amitabha Buddha and to demonstrate boundless compassion for all beings.
 
 
Amibtabha is said to be the teacher of Avalokiteshvara or Quan Yin – Here is a great story regarding how Avalokiteshvara got her 1000 arms.
 

Kakuyo sensei is a lay minister with Bright Dawn Way of Oneness Buddhism and is the sensei and founder of the Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship.

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