Chanting & Songs

This work gives a selection of verses that are recited when worshipping the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha; and a collection of discourses that are popularly used as Safeguards. Part of the chants found in this book are meant to be made every day, and part rotate on a weekly basis.
- English Dhamma talks by well known teachers such as Bhikkhu Bodhi and Ven. Narada Thera, Bhante Punnaji and Bhante Yogavacara Rahula;
- Sutta chants in Pali, the original language of the Buddha;
- Sinhala Dhamma talks by well known teachers such as Madihe Pannasiha Thera, Narada Thera, Gangodawila Soma Thera and others.

Pali Chanting in Thai Script in Romanized Pali and with English Translation. Collecting and publishing the Theravada Chantings as recited in Thailand is the purpose of this blog.

Pāli Passages with English Translation.

Compiled, partly translated & edited by Phra Claus Pabhaïkaro (Dr. Claus Sandler).

 Parittas, with full Pali texts, recited by Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittasara. You can also watch a YouTube video of the same discourses recited by Sayadaw U Candasiri.
  • Morning Chanting
  • Evening Chanting
  • Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta
  • Dhammapahansa
  • Faith in the Tathagata
  • First and Last Words
  • Mindfulness of Breathing
  • Ovadapatimokkha
  • Secure Refuge
  • Sharing Merit
  • The Noble Eightfold Path

An online edition of "A Chanting Guide," translated from Pali to English by Phra Ajaan Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Abbot of Wat Metta, and published by the Dhammayut Order in the United States of America. Includes Pali passages with English translations for various types of chants, including reflections and discourses.

See also: Lay Buddhist Practice

Sutta Readings in Pali, English and More.

Chants from "A Chanting Guide", published by The Dhammayut Order in the United States of America.

This site combines audio recordings of traditional chanting with the associated Pali text, an English translation, and a Pali-to-English glossary. The recordings are broken into verses, lines and phrases to facilitate auditory memorization. The Pali text is broken into stressed and unstressed syllables to simplify pronunciation. The English translation and glossary provide the meaning of each chanted word.

Pirith is the Sinhala word for paritta (in Pali), which means protection. "It protects one from all directions", is the traditional definition. This is the recitation or chanting of the word of the Buddha.

Audiofiles and texts of:
- Morning Chants;
- Evening Chants;
- Reflections;
- Refuge; 
- The Discourse on Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion;
- Blessings.


Pali and English chantings, plus guided meditations.