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Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Sounds of Eiheiji

The Way of Eiheiji: Zen Buddhist Ceremony
A two record box set put out by Folkways Records in 1960
Created by Elsie and John Mitchell      

1959 recordings of chants and ceremonies, bells, hans, etc at Eiheiji, Soto Zen's most famous monastery. Bell sounds used in Podbean Cuke Audio are taken from a the introductory sounds for the Heart Sutra, the first cut on the two albums. Herein one may listen and read the 25 page booklet that came with it.